30-11-2020 14:15
LIBE - FEMM Joint Hearing: Combating Gender based Violence: Cyber Violence

ANTALL 6Q2 & with remote participation
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The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) and the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) held a joint hearing on “Combating Gender based Violence: Cyber Violence” on 30 November 2020.

The objective of the hearing was to obtain important input from relevant experts for the joint LIBE-FEMM legislative initiative draft report, which will focus on combating cyber violence as an expression of gender based violence, with specific attention to violence against women.
The organisation of such a hearing was of particular relevance in light of the current crisis, which has led to the confinement of millions of individuals in the EU with, as a consequence, an increased use of the Internet, and an increased risk of cyber violence, especially against women and girls. The hearing took place in the UN's 16 days of activism against gender-based violence (November 25 to December 10).
Invited speakers:

  • Catherine DE BOLLE, Executive Director of Europol
  • Clara SOMMIER, Public policy manager, YouTube
  • Ingrid BRODNIG, Journalist, author
  • Cecilia MWENDE MAUNDU, Journalist and specialist in gender digital safety