Technology and Violence Against Women and Other Marginalized Groups
Presented by: Nasreen Rajani
Date: November 24, 2020
For women and other marginalized groups, the issue of technology-facilitated gender-based violence (GBV) has much bigger implications than we even know. Questions of race, class, gender, ethnicity, and sexuality remains largely unexamined when it comes to technology and gendered violence. In this presentation, feminist analysis and grassroots expertise will be used to investigate these complex questions and explore the ways in which we can move forward and make meaningful change. It 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.
- To have a better understanding of why and how to apply an intersectional lens to examining technologies in ending violence against women.
- To explore the ways in which we can move forward and make meaningful change
Nasreen Rajani 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.