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ISOC - INVITATION: Validating the protection of Women & Girls Under the draft (Personal) Data Protection Bill - 7 July 2021

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INVITATION: 

Validating the protection of Women & Girls 
Under the draft (Personal) Data Protection Bill 

When: 7th July 2021 

Where: Online 

Time: 10:30 – 12h30 

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84231022109?pwd=dG9DNUJxci83cmNDWHA0NHBtMk9QQT09 

It has been noted that cases of online violence against Women in Namibia have been on the increase over the years. Research that the Internet Society Namibia Chapter (ISOCNamibia) conducted in partnership with the Web Foundation in 2020 indicates that the violence is mostly due to inadequate legislation to protect women and girls online. [Click here to access the research]

ISOC applauds the Namibian government for its efforts to develop a draft Data Protection Bill that is said to be at various stages at the moment. [Click here to access the draft Bill]

Against this background stakeholders working in the areas of Gender, Technology and Public Interest are invited to assess the depth of gender consideration in the draft bill, given the scourge of this “new weapon” against women and girls.

Contact persons:
Nashilongo Gervasius
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Mobile: +264 81 124 8281

Click here to access the 'INVITATION: VALIDATION OF THE PROTECTION OF WOMEN AND GIRLS BY THE DRAFT DATA PROTECTION BILL _07 JULY 2021_10h30_12h30_ONLINE'.

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