Event – How tech companies can tackle violence against women and girls

Join us for the launch of a Violence Against Women and Girls Code of Practice detailing the steps needed for tech companies to tackle VAWG.

Date: Wednesday 18th May 2022

Time: 10.30am-11.30am

The Online Safety Bill presents an opportunity to address violence against women and girls in its digital dimensions and hold accountable the tech platforms that profit from this abuse. But if the new law passes in its current format, it will leave women and girls facing violence and the threat of harm in their everyday online interactions.

Join our event, co-hosted by Maria Miller MP and Baroness Nicky Morgan, to hear how the Online Safety Bill provides an essential vehicle to hold tech companies accountable for preventing and tackling violence against women and girls and why a Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Code of Practice must accompany the Bill, to ensure tech companies take proactive steps to prevent VAWG in a comprehensive and systematic way.

The End Violence Against Women Coalition, Carnegie UK, Clare McGlynn, Glitch, Lorna Woods, NSPCC, Refuge and 5Rights have worked together to develop a VAWG Code of Practice that meets the rights and needs of women and girls, including those experiencing intersecting inequalities.

It sets out how the regulator will recommend tech meets their legal obligations to identify, respond to and prevent violence against women and girls on their platforms. This would create safer online spaces for women and girls – spaces where action is taken to prevent abuse, perpetrators and the platforms that ignore this abuse face consequences, and our self-expression is not restricted by the threat of violence.

Additional speakers TBC.

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