The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) together with Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) invite you to a screening of documentary ‘#SalePute’ followed by discussion on Cyber Violence against women and girls (CVAWG).

Registration link.

The discussion after the screening will be led by Eleonora Esposito, expert in the gender-based violence team at EIGE, Jurate Juskaite from Human Rights Centre, mural artist and painter Linas Kaziulionis, VMU professor and project SPEAR leader Natalija Mažeikienė. The discussion will be moderated by Dennis van der Veur, Head of Knowledge Management and Communications (EIGE).

The event will take place on 8 December, 13:00-15:00 EET, at Faculty of Political Science and Diplomacy, Vytautas Magnus University, Putvinskio 23, room 103, Kaunas in English. While the documentary is in French there will be English subtitles.

This event marks the end of the 16 days of activism raising awareness on the new and emerging forms of CVAWG. Building better #SafeSpaces online and offline supports the annual Orange the World initiative on ending gender-based violence through 16 days of activism.

About the documentary:

73% of women in the world have suffered cyber violence. Through their film, ‘#Salepute’, journalists Florence Hainaut and Myriam Leroy tell viewers an international story of cyber harassment that is both intimate and political. From Finland to Switzerland through Austria, France and Germany, the film focuses on the personal and societal consequences of online misogyny and explores individual and collective responses to such abuse.

Why this topic is important:

CVAWG is deeply rooted in the social inequality between women and men that persists in our world. As digital (online) and face-to-face (offline) spaces become more and more integrated, CVAWG often amplifies (or is a precursor for) violence and victimisation in the physical world. While cyber violence against women and girls is not new, it is evolving.  Because life online is as real as life offline. It’s time to foster safer spaces. We have a right to feel comfortable, safe and secure. Both online and offline.