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2:00 pm23 May

Online Harassment of Women in Politics in Kenya

Denmark and KEWOPA are pleased to invite you to an ”EU Whole of Society” hybrid event on the issue of online harassment of women in politics in Kenya as a part of the Danish Tech for Democracy initiative.

The official campaign period for the elections in August 2022 will start on May 29th. It is vital that female candidates experience a level playing field. We expect that campaigning intensity will increase, also in the digital space, where it is easier for candidates to reach and engage voters. But digital technologies can also be misused to work against democracy.

Female political aspirants in Kenya are harassed through the use of technology and social media. This is a major disadvantage for female candidates and discourages women’s political participation. This calls for joint action ahead of the 9 August elections.

Click here to register for the webinar via Zoom.
2:00 pm09 May

Copenhagen Consultation: Action coalition on responsible technology

This Copenhagen Consultation brings together Danish as well as international stakeholders in a hybrid event (in Denmark and online), to discuss the Tech for Democracy Initiative, the Action Coalition and its workstreams.

In 2021, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs initiated the Tech for Democracy Initiative.

The Action Coalition on Responsible Technology has been developed as a part of this initiative to bring together business, civil society, academia and governmental actors to further human rights considerations in the development and use of technology.

For the 2022 Year of Action, the Action Coalition is organising a number of activities under 3 workstreams:

Ecosystem Mapping
Stakeholder Engagement
Policy Coherence


Agenda
14.00-14.30: Welcome and introductions. Tour de table introductions to off-and online participants
14.30-15.00: About the Tech for Democracy Initiative and the Action Coalition
15.00-15.15: Break
15.15-16.00: Roundtable discussion
A more detailed agenda and pre-reads will be shared closer to the date.

Registration: Please register via Teams.
10:00 pm03 May

Bridging Barriers to Transparency around Company and Government Data Practices

Join the Discussion with the Action Coalition on Meaningful Transparency supported by GNI and the Brainbox Institute.

Earlier this year (2022), a group of civil society actors representing a range of expertise, perspectives, and experiences came together to form the Action Coalition on Meaningful Transparency (ACT). ACT aims to bring together a wide range of academics, civil society organizations, companies, governments, and international organizations to: (i) clarify relevant definitions and terminology; (ii) map existing and identify missing efforts; (iii) share lessons learned; (iv) identify opportunities for alignment and coordination; and (v) produce recommendations for companies, donors, researchers, and governments.

This panel will present on the ACT’s work to-date and gather audience input and feedback to continue to shape its work going forward.

Please register here
9:00 am22 Apr

European Year of Youth - Participation, Democracy and Rights in a Digital World

Arranged by Nyt Europa.

Young people are important change-makers and are essential to building peaceful and democratic societies. 2022 is the European Year of Youth, where we strengthen the focus on youth participation in decision making processes in the Europe. This conference will also kick-start a larger initiative Young Europe – focusing on strengthening young people across Europe in discussing and participating in political processes. We have invited young people from across Denmark and a smaller group of young people from different European countries to participate in the conference and discuss democracy in a digital world with a variety of high-level political decision-makers. The different discussions and recommendations in this conference will furthermore be uploaded to the Conference on the Future of Europe platform, for concrete input on youth participation, democracy, and rights.

Agenda 9:00-10:00:

09.00 Welcome Folk High School Song

09.05 Opening by Nyt Europa and dialouge with Jonas Parello-plesner, Alliance of democracies

09.15 Panel discussion and debate about the challenges of fundamental rights and Democacy in a digitals sphere with Richard Walakira, alliance of democracie, Regitze H Rohlfing-Frederiksen, P.HD Copenhagen Universit, and Lauren Mason, European Youth Forum.

Moderated by Lykke Friis, Director of Think Europe.

Watch the recording of the conference here:
2:30 pm16 Mar

Renewing Democracy: A Global Partnership to end Online Harassment and Abuse

Social media platforms and other digital technologies have given rise to new forms of gender-based violence. Online violence threatens the safety and rights of individual women, girls, and members of other marginalized groups; and undermines the strength of democracies. Critically, the consequences of online gender-based violence spillover into the physical world.

Please join NDI and the U.S. Department of State for a panel showcasing the "Global Partnership for Action on Gender-Based Online Harassment and Abuse." The Global Partnership is building a global coalition to improve the prevention and response to online gender-based violence. Hear from experts from civil society, government, and more on we can stop the democratic deficit by ending online violence against women in politics and public life.

Welcome: Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations

Co-Sponsor Speakers:
-Trine Bramsen, Minister for Gender Equality and Minister for Transport, Denmark
-Ann Linde, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sweden
-Vicky Ford, Minister for Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, United Kingdom
-Julie Inman Grant, eSafety Commissioner, Australia

Panelists:
-Zina Alam, Media Specialist, UNFPA
-Fatima Mena Baide, Chief of Honduran Anticorruption Party
-Tracey Breeden, VP of Safety and Social Advocacy, Match Group
-Agita Pasaribu, Founder and CEO, Bully.id

Moderator: Moira Whelan, Director for Democracy and Technology, NDI

Closing Remarks: Jennifer Klein, Co-Chair and Executive Director of the White House Gender Policy Council.