Technology Facilitated Gender-Based Violence in Times of Generative AI

Generative AI is revolutionizing the way people access information, produce, receive and interact with content. While these innovations offer previously unimaginable positive gains, they also raise concerns for the overall protection and promotion of all human rights, with a particular concern for the safety of woman and girls. This side event will explore how generative AI on the internet has aggravated and increased the potential avenues for technology-facilitated gender-based violence against women and girls. It will also look at how the approach of the UNESCO Guidelines for the governance of digital platforms: safeguarding freedom of expression and access to information through a multi-stakeholder approach can be applied in the development and deployment of solutions to address the risks of technology-facilitated gender-based violence by different actors such as generative AI companies and the technology companies that platform them, regulators and policy makers as well as civil society organisations and individual actors.

The session will begin with opening remarks by UNESCO’s Director-General, Ms. Audrey Azoulay, followed by an interview with Dr Rumman Chowdhury, moderated by Ms. Elodie Martinez. The session will be closed by Mr. Tawfik Jelassi, ADG for Communication and Information, Ms. Stefania Giannini, ADG for Education, and Ms. Begoña Lasagabaster, Director of the Gender Equality Division.


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