#hatespeech – Expanding the scope: Combatting gender-based hate speech, harassment and violence against women

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  • Day: Tuesday 6th October
  • Time: 09:00 – 14:00
  • Venue: DOGA, Hausmannsgate 16, Oslo

With the growth of social media and the internet, we are witnessing a renaissance of misogyny and digital havens for those who hate and harass women and girls.

How can we best increase our knowledge and understanding of the causes, consequences and mechanisms of such hate speech and how do we best combat it?

Tuesday 6th October, LDO hosts a follow-up conference of our successful event at this year’s annual UN session on the status of women. At the conference, you will hear speakers from Norway and the US talk about various aspects and forms of gender-based hate speech from both an academic and an activist perspective.


  • 8:30 - 9:00 Registration

  • 9:00 - 9:10 Opening Remarks
    Sunniva Ørstavik, The Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombud
  • 9:10 - 9:20 Presentation of Speakers and Event
    Ronald Craig, Senior Advisor at the Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombud

  • 9:20 - 9:50 What is Hate? Hate as a Social and Cultural Phenomenon
    John Shuford, Founder, Hate Studies Policy Research Center and Faculty, Portland State University and Royal Roads University
    9:50 - 10:00 Questions
  • 10:00 - 10:10 Pause
  • 10:10 - 10:40 Gender-Based Hate Speech in Online Games and among Gamers
    Kristine Ask, Assistant Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
    10:40 - 10:50 Questions
  • 10:50 - 11:20 Combatting Gender-Based Hate Speech on Facebook; the Importance of Activism
    Jamia Wilson, Executive Director of Women, Action, and the Media
    11:20 - 11:30 Questions
  • 11:30 - 12:15 Lunch
  • 12:15 - 12:45 Gender-Based Hate Speech – A Threat to Democracy
    Aina Landsverk Hagen, Researcher, Oslo and Akershus University College of
    Applied Sciences
    12:45 - 12:55 Questions
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Panel Discussion
    Moderator: Ronald Craig, Senior Advisor at the Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombud 

We encourage the audience to prepare questions for the panelists, and to share with us knowledge and experiences with best practices in the fight against gender-based hate speech.


You can register at pamelding@ldo.no or use our electronic form (the form is in Norwegian only).

A light meal and beverages will be served.
Please inform us in your registration if you need an interpreter for sign language, or have special dietary needs.

The conference is free of charge and will be held in English. The moderator will translate contributions from the audience when necessary.

We will provide updated information on our website www.ldo.no

We look forward to seeing you!


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