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LABSUL PARTICIPATES IN ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON THE UNITED NATIONS BRAZIL WEBSITE

by labsul | dez 6, 2023 | Publications

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LABSUL PARTICIPATES IN ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON THE UNITED NATIONS BRAZIL WEBSITE

LABSUL participated in the publication of an article entitled “Political violence and gender disinformation in Brazil” on the United Nations Brazil website.

Gustavo Borges published the article in partnership with Paula Tavares, a Global Fellow at the Brazil Institute and a senior specialist in law and gender at the World Bank.

The work deals with the issue of gender inequality in politics, which is fueled, in part, by gender-based political violence. Achieving gender parity is still a long way off, especially in the context of politics.

The paper deals with the issue of gender inequality in politics, which is partly fueled by gender-based political violence. Achieving gender parity is still a long way off, especially in the context of politics.

In the context of this theme, the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression, Irene Khan, promoted a public consultation to gather perspectives on the relationship between freedom of expression and the gender dimensions of disinformation.

Paula Tavares states: “In Brazil, despite the achievements of women’s movements and legislative advances in favor of gender equality, the representation of women in politics has not kept pace. Female representation in Congress is only 18% on the national political scene. Considering the municipal level and specific clippings, the rates are even lower. Women govern 12% of Brazil’s municipalities, and when the data for black women is analyzed, the percentage drops to 4%.”

The issue of disinformation, which consists of intentionally disseminating false information to cause harm, emerges as a significant challenge in this context.

As Gustavo Borges points out: “Gender inequality in politics is fueled, in part, by gender-based political violence. Despite representing the minority of political representation, women were the victims of 36% of the cases of political violence recorded in Brazil between 2020 and 2022. Violence against women in politics is increasingly recognized around the world as an emerging tactic to dissuade women’s political participation, especially in the information society where new technologies expand the manifestation of freedom of expression, but also multiply the risks and threats in the online environment. Among all the manifestations of political violence, non-physical forms, such as online harassment and abuse, predominate.”

Finally, as detailed in the UN report, governments have adopted three types of legislation to combat gender-based disinformation: laws relating to online violence, laws that combat disinformation in a specific way, and regulations targeting social media platforms to curb the spread of harmful content.

Link:https://brasil.un.org/pt-br/254989-artigo-viol%C3%AAncia-pol%C3%ADtica-e-desinforma%C3%A7%C3%A3o-de-g%C3%AAnero-no-

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Marcela

30 de abril de 2024

Exceptional

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