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by Florence Hainaut et Myriam Leroy

#SalePute posterTo mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the United Nations screened: #SalePute.

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.

There was a brief introduction before the screening from:

  • Louise Haxthausen, Director of UNESCO Brussels Office
  • Sietske Steneker, Director of UNFPA Brussels Office

The film was followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Florence Hainaut, Director of #Salepute
  • Myriam Leroy, Director of #Salepute
  • Dagmar Schumacher, Director of UN Women Brussels Office
  • A Representative of the European Commission
  • Moderated by Fabienne Pompey, UNRIC French Desk Officer

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