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Technology and Violence Against Women
This presentation will present an overview of thinking through technologies to end violence against women with an intersectional lens providing examples of online activism projects taking place in Canada.

Learning Objective:

- To have a better understanding of why and how to apply an intersectional lens to examining technologies in ending violence against women.

Nov 24, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Nasreen Rajani
Doctoral Candidate @Carleton University
Nasreen is a doctoral candidate at Carleton University where her dissertation examines the experiences of racialized and Indigenous women creating their own digital tools and online campaigns to end violence against women in Canada. Her research was supported by a doctoral award from The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Nasreen is also an active board director and the communications chair for the Women’s Initiatives for Safer Environments (WISE) in Ottawa.
Dillon Black
Project Coordinator @Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women (OCTEVAW)
Dillon Black, M.S.W. (they/them) is a gender-nonconforming feminist anti-violence & 2SLGBTQI+ rights advocate working on the unceded territory of the Algonquin peoples. They are also a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa. Dillon’s Ph.D. research hopes to look at the surveillance and resistance of marginalized communities in Canada through the intersections of gender-based violence, human rights, and surveillance. For the past 8 years Dillon has been working with the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women (OCTEVAW) on improving institutional accountability in responses to gender-based violence to meet the needs of marginalized communities both locally and nationally. Currently, Dillon is coordinating a groundbreaking project to support communities across Canada to pilot Violence Against Women Advocate Case Review (VACR) led by National Expert Surry Marriner.