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Unitec presents - Digital Safety

Join Aleisha Amohia & Alison Mau discuss online & tech space inequity, highlighting increased safety risks for women & marginalised groups.

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20 May, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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The Backhouse, 12 Drews Avenue, Whanganui 4500

The Watering Hole, The Backhouse 28 Taupo Quay


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Unitec presents - Digital Safety

A panel with Aleisha Amohia [Te Ātihaunui-a-Pāpārangi, Cambodia, India], Alison Mau, Amokura Panoho [Kura Consulting, Netsafe, Te Aorerekura] and representatives from the Classification Office will engage in a balanced and multifaceted discussion on digital safety, with a particular lens on the experiences of women and marginalised groups.

The conversation will encompass:

1. Advocacy for Survivors: Alison Mau's work with Tika's PledgeMe campaign would be a focal point, discussing how technology can be leveraged to support survivors of sexual harm and hold perpetrators accountable.

2. Te Mana Whakaatu, the Classification Office, will present key findings from their latest research on online misogyny and violent extremism. This research highlights how misogyny is a common thread across various hateful and extremist ideologies online, both in Aotearoa and globally. The focus will be on the online harms and misogynistic content that contribute to making online spaces less safe for women and girls.

3. Intersections: Amokura Panoho will introduce the intersections of online safety/wahine Māori and online safety/sexual violence.

4. Digital Inclusion and Empowerment: Aleisha Amohia will share about her efforts to promote equity and inclusion in online spaces and tech solutions, so that users and builders are empowered to navigate the digital world safely.

The panel will aim to provide an overview of the current landscape of digital safety and offer insights and tools for a more inclusive and respectful digital community.

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