Eliminating Cyber Violence against Women: Challenge on Revenge Porn and Legal Action
On the NGO Committee on the Status of Women Forum, 2016
23 March (Wed), 2016
8:30 to 10:00 am
Conference Room Drew,
Church Center, 777 UN Plaza, NY
“Revenge porn” is the popular term for the nonconsensual distribution of sexually explicit images or videos of an individual. Through rapid distribution via Internet and Communication Technology (ICT), revenge porn has become a powerful method to humiliate, coerce, control and/or assault the victims, the vast majority of whom are women and girls. Revenge porn should be regarded as gender-based violence pursuant to CEDAW General Recommendations No. 19. Effective approaches to eliminate this gender-based violence and to protect victims require more attention and regulation within nations, and because of the borderless reach of ICT, international collaboration is needed too. In this panel we will discuss how revenge porn negatively impacts women’s rights, and discuss the current situations in Taiwan, U.S. and worldwide. We will also examine the obstacles in legal procedures and what can NGOs do to address this issue.
Yeh, Theresa Der-Lan, Ph.D.
Board Member at Gender Equality Committee of the Executive Yuan (Taiwan).
Wang, Hsiao-Tan, Ph.D.
Professor of Natl. Chengchi University College of Law (Taiwan).
Carrie A. Goldberg
Founding Attorney at C. A. Goldberg, PLLC and Board Member at Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (US).
Supervisor of Public Affair and Policy, Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation (Taiwan).
Specialist of Research and Development, Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation (Taiwan).
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Conference Room Drew, Church Center, 777 UN Plaza, NY