Roundtable/Focus Group Online Gendered Censorship Landscape in Southeast Asia

International Commission of Jurists

Daron Tan, Associate International Legal Adviser, International Commission of Jurists
Yogi Bratajaya, Legal Consultant, International Commission of Jurists

  • Monday, 22 May 2023 (Day 1)
  • 13:45 – 14:15 hrs (GMT+7)
  • CMU Art Center – Exhibition Hall 1

For many women or gender nonconforming people, their ability to exercise their right to freedom of expression online are suppressed by discriminatory practices, social attitudes, and patriarchal norms. Online gender-based violence (OGBV) is used to chill or kill expression, and impermissible barriers obstruct access to justice and effective remedies.The facilitator will invite the participants to share their key observations of how OGBV manifests, how it impacts the human rights of women and gender nonconforming individuals, and the barriers faced in accessing justice for rights violations and abuses. This session will then discuss advocacy strategies which aim to ensure that States and private tech companies comply with their human rights obligations and responsibilities to eradicate gendered censorship. The speakers will be invited to share advocacy strategies and best practices, progress achieved and challenges faced, both in Southeast Asia and beyond.