The voice of female leaders at the OECD Global Parliamentary Network

Global Parliamentary Network

February 24 – Paris, France

What do we mean when we talk about safety and security online? Online abuse can wound as much as actual physical violence – and often more so. One of the groups that often bear the brunt of harassment are women politicians.

On 24 February 2020, WPL and OECD co-hosts the session “Making the web a safer place for women”, a gathering of female politicians, in cooperation with Facebook, to share their experiences and discuss best practices in terms of safety and security online.

Invited contributors include:

  • Maria Spyraki, Member of the European Parliament, Greece
  • Shandana Gulzar Khan, Chairperson of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians at Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
  • Lina Gálvez Muñoz, Member of the European Parliament, Spain
  • Elisa Borry-Estrade, Politics & Government for France & Southern Europe, Facebook

The panel will be moderated by Rick Zednik, Managing Director, Women Political Leaders

At the session, female politicians share their perspectives and experiences on the use of social media, focussing on risks and hazards specific to politicians. Panelists share insight on the use of social media to purposefully engage with their constituency and during elections campaigns.

During the session, which foresees an interactive discussion with panelists and participants, Elisa Borry-Estrade shares her expert’s insight on:  Owning your own message: How to communicate safely online.


Related article: Encourage, Network, Campaign: Making the web a safer place for women, by Silvana Koch-Mehrin, President & Founder Women Political Leaders