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Panel Discussion: Combating Online Harassment/Cyber-Bullying
September 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday, September 14, 12:00–2:00 pm
Cyber harassment or online bullying of children, women, people of color and other members of marginalized communities is a global problem. The impact on affected persons has been catastrophic — resulting in suicides, psychological trauma, physical harm and other adverse consequences. The panelists will not only discuss the issue of online harassment but offer solutions to address this form of online violence. Learn what the U.S. Congress, corporations, the international community and others are doing to combat cyber-harassment.
Panel Moderator: Ugoji A. Eze, Esq., Moderator, Cybersecurity and National Security Analyst
Cairo Eubanks is a global youth advocate who, after experiencing online harassment, created the annual conference: STOP Cyber Harassment with the objective of disseminating cross-sector resources (law enforcement, cybersecurity IT, school and mental health resources to address cyberbullying and to inspire parents and teen to advocate for themselves. Ms. Eubanks is the Youth Representative for New Future Foundation of the United National Department of Global Communications. She is also Co-chair of the United Nations Department of Global Communications Civil Society of Youth Representatives Steering Committee.
Paula Branch has 30 years of IT experience in balancing business needs, technical analytics, and budget constraints for large-scale enterprise projects. Specializing in Mainframe and leveraging its integration into the Cloud, Ms. Branch also has envisioned futures for neighborhoods. For example, she proposed and sought an implementation of a $10 million construction project for a YMCA branch.
Hawa Taylor-Kamara Diallo is the chief of the Civil Society Unit at the Civil Society and Advocacy Section at th eUN Department of Global Communications.
Dora Lin is a student in Gainesville, FL. She will share her experience with online harassment as a young female member of the Asian American community.
Fanny Rotino is the programme coordinator and global project manager for child online protection at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). She has extensive experience on child rights with a specific focus on child protection and child participation in both non-governmental and international organisations. Coordinator and co-author of the ITU Guidelines on Child Online Protection, she has chaired a working group of numerous experts in the field of child protection, ICTs and cybersecurity. Prior to joining ITU, Fanny has worked with UNICEF with a focus on partnerships, youth participation and sustainable development goals. Before joining the UN system, she focused on child rights related to children on the move and children in armed conflict at terre des hommes and Plan International. Fanny holds a Masters’ Degree in international relations and peace and conflict studies from the Goethe University in Frankfurt with a specific focus on human rights and humanitarian aid.
The cash bar will open at 12:00 pm, lunch will be served at 12:15, and the program will run from 1:00–2:00.
- In-person with luncheon: $30 for members; $35 for non-members
- In-person no lunch or Zoom participation: $10 for both members and non-members
WNDC encourages and expects all visitors to the Club to be up-to-date on vaccinations and boosters for COVID-19, and to exercise responsible judgment in decisions regarding masking, distancing, and remote participation. The WNDC will follow recommendations from the CDC and District of Columbia and will update these requirements as needed.