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Panel Discussion on the Impact of Violence against Women - 11th Meeting, 38th Regular Session Human Rights Council
21 Jun 2018 -  Annual full-day discussion on the human rights of women
Panel 1: The impact of violence against women human rights defenders and women’s organizations in digital spaces
Chair: H.E. Mr. Vojislav Šuc, President of the Human Rights Council
Opening statement: Mr. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Moderator: Ms. Dubravka Šimonović, Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences (Croatia)
Panellists:
• Ms. Seyi Akiwowo, Former Politician 2014-2018, Founder and Director, Glitch!UK (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland/Nigeria)
• Ms. Nighat Dad, Executive Director, Digital Rights Foundation (Pakistan)
• Mr. Matt Mitchell, Director of Digital Safety and Privacy, Tactical Technology Collective (United States of America)
- 11th Plenary Meeting
38th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council.

HRC extranet (information on daily updates, draft documentation, copies of oral statements etc.)

SPEAKERS
Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights at the Human Rights Council
Ms. Dubravka Šimonović, Moderator and Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its causes and consequences
Ms. Seyi Akiwowo, Founder and Director of Glitch! UK Organisation
Ms. Nighat Dad, Executive Director at Digital Rights Foundation
Mr. Matt Mitchell, Director of Digital Safety and Privacy at Tactical Technology Collective
Australia, Ms. Sally Mansfield
Estonia (on behalf of a group of countries), Mr. Andre Pung
Togo (on behalf of the African Group), Ms. Amavi Mawoussi Gbegbe
United Arab Emirates (on behalf of the LEA), Mr. Obaid Salem Saeed Al Zaabi
Brazil (on behalf of CPLC), Mr. João Lucas Quental Novaes de Almeida
European Union, Mr. Peter Sørensen
Liechtenstein (on behalf of a group of countries), Mr. Pascal Alexander Reinhard Schafhauser
Canada, Ms. Catherine Godin
Spain, Mr. Diego Cano Soler
UN-Women, Ms. Christine Löw
Ireland, Ms. Amy Sheils
China, Mr. Jiang Duan
Australian Human Rights Commission, Ms. Kate Jenkins
Plan International, Ms. Ingrid Magalhaes
International Service for Human Rights, Ms. Elena Levina
Greece, Ms. Anna Korka
Denmark, Ms. Ida Paetau
Germany, Ms. Dina Abdel-Aziz
Sudan, Mr. Osman Hassan Mohamed Hassan
Argentina, Ms. Estefanía Porta
Lesotho, Ms. Molebatseng Lydiah Makhata
Pakistan, Mr. Shahras Asim
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Mr. Emilio Segundo Barroeta Guillén
Iraq, Ms. Alyaa Ihsan Abbood Alsayegh
France, Mr. François Gave
Netherlands, Ms. Elsbeth Akkerman
Serbia, Mr. Vladan Lazović
Video Statement
Espace Afrique International, Ms. Shannon Valentino
Action Canada for Population and Development
Ms. Dubravka Šimonović, Moderator and Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its causes and consequences
Mr. Matt Mitchell, Director of Digital Safety and Privacy at Tactical Technology Collective
Ms. Seyi Akiwowo, Founder and Director of Glitch! UK Organisation
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