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Technology Safety Summit
6-7 September 2018
Gold Coast

Building on the success of WESNET's two previous Summits, this year will bring together national and international experts on technology safety and violence against women. This year’s Summit will focus on presentations and workshops that range from emerging issues.

The Technology Summit brings together speakers who are leading the world in understanding and navigating the intersection of domestic violence and sexual assault and technology. Presentations will include:

  • How technology is used to harm victims – from social media and other online spaces to traditional technology such as location tracking and smartphone surveillance.
  • How workers can help survivors strategise for safety without having to give up their technology.
  • How digital evidence can be collected to hold perpetrators accountable.
  • Current legislation on technology-facilitated abuse and protections available for victims.
  • Emerging issues such as technology privacy and security and its bearing on survivors of violence against women.

The TechSummit is for anyone interested in the intersection between technology and violence against women. Workshops and presentations will be applicable for:

  • Front line workers and NGOs working with women experiencing technology-facilitated abuse.
  • Police investigating the misuse of technology to stalk, harass, and abuse victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of violence against women.
  • Lawyers and other legal professionals representing clients experiencing technology-facilitated abuse.
  • Policymakers, researchers, and technologists interested in the intersection of technology, privacy, security and violence against women.

Attendees will also gain the opportunity to engage and build relationships across relevant sectors, supporting knowledge sharing and collaboration to address technology-facilitated abuse.

More information and registration

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