Conference “Joining forces: applying the cybercrime frame to digital violence against women”
Time: from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm (CET)
Languages: English and French (simultaneous interpretation)
Organisers: Council of Europe together with the Icelandic Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe
A large proportion of cybercrime cases involve violence committed in the digital realm. Women are disproportionately subjected to various forms of such attacks which stem from the same mechanism of power and control that manifests itself in violence against women in the offline world. In other words, online and technology-facilitated violence against women is a continuum of offline manifestations of violence against women with occur in the reality of women everywhere; it reflects and exacerbates it.
This high-level conference, organised jointly by the Violence against Women Division and the Cybercrime Division of the Council of Europe together with the Icelandic Presidency of the Committee of Ministers will shed light on the digital dimension of violence against women by presenting legal instruments from the cybercrime field as well as from the violence against women field and their impact on the development of policies and promising practices related to the prevention, protection from and prosecution of such violence.