People Links digital gathering discusses tech-related violence against women


People Links is a monthly online gathering hosted by APC member May First/People Link, for members and open to the public. On 27 March they hosted a discussion on technology-related violence against women and the tensions that exist between combating hate speech and the right to freedom of expression.

The discussion featured Erika Smith from the APC Women’s Rights Programme (WRP). Erika is based in Mexico and talked about the work that the WRP is doing in Mexico and with partners globally around the project End violence: Women’s rights and safety online, and her experience in training women’s organisations in strategic and safe use of ICTs since the early 1990s, with Mexican APC member organisation LaNeta and with APC.

Listen to the full interview with Erika Smith hosted by Hilary Goldstein from May First/People Links at

Read the full transcript of the interview “It’s society’s responsibility, the companies’, and our countries’ to keep us safe” at .

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