ABOUT THE EVENT
Though violence against women in cyber space is increasing daily, this issue still lacks in-depth studies that suggest solutions. Online violence against women manifests misrepresentation, sexism, misogyny, and silencing of women by violating their access to equally participate in public discourse and policymaking. Directions wherein women are often driven by the stereotypical advice about how to use social media, ignore trolls, stay offline, and hide personal information reflect the wronged mindset of society.
The Legal Boffin through this webinar intent to reflect upon the need for studies having critical legal approach that takes into consideration the constitutional, jurisprudential, and social concerns surrounding the issue of violence against women in cyber space to deal with it without sacrificing the interests of the violated.
Date/ Day: 17th July 2021/ Saturday
Time: 4 PM – 6 PM
Platform: Google Meet
Certificate of Participation will be provided for all those who successfully participate in the session and complete all the requisite submissions.
Since limited seats are available, we will confirm your registration based on your statement of purpose for the event.
ABOUT THE GUESTS
ATHIRA R SUJATHA
CORPORATE POLICY PROFESSIONAL
Athira is a vocal feminist, senior policy professional and the founding member of Citizens Collective For A Safe Cyber Space. She is also a campaigner for procedural parity of inter-faith couples. Her career over the last decade spans over working in development sectors ranging from children’s education to women and child safety to also working as a consultant with the Kerala State Womens Development Corporation. More recently, she has been at the centre of putting together a video series on financial education aimed at women and other gender and sexually minoritized groups.
ARJUN PHILIP GEORGE
DEPARTMENT OF LAW
CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF KERALA
Arjun Philip George is currently pursuing his Doctoral Studies in “Cyber Crimes against Women” at Department of Law, Central University of Kerala. He completed his LLM in Constitutional Law and Criminal Law with Gold medal from Department of Law, Central University of Kerala, Thiruvalla in the year 2020 and his BA LLB (Hons.) from School of Law, Christ (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru in the year 2018. He cleared the University Grants Commissions National Eligibility Test in the year 2018. His articles were published in various books, journals, online platforms and newspapers, including The Hindu. He was one of the associate editors of a book titled “State, Civil Society and Human Rights” released by Central University of Kerala in February 2020. He has judged number of National Moot Courts, Trial Advocacy and Client Counseling Competition including the National Rounds of Louis M Brown and Forrest S Mosten International Client Counseling Competition, 2021 organised by KLE Society’s Law College, Bengaluru.
About the Organizers
The Legal Boffin is a student-run legal blog born from the joint effort of the students and faculty of the Government Law College, Kozhikode. Our vision is to cultivate an interest towards the legal landscape of India, encourage open dialogues, provide and encourage a free flow of information and knowledge, and make the skills and resources for legal research and writing accessible.