Cyberviolence Resistance Strategies for Women and Girls

Screen Shot 2015-11-11 at 9.44.47 AMQuand/When: Jeudi, le 12 november 17h-19h/Thursday November 12 5:00-7:00 pm

Où/Where: Bibliothèque Atwater Library

English to follow.

Les services jeunesse du Y des femmes de Montréal et la bibliothèque et centre d'informatique Atwater organisent un 5 à 7 le jeudi 12 novembre.

Deux conférencières seront présentes pour discuter d'un monde numérique plus sécuritaire pour les jeunes femmes :
Jessica Rose Marcotte, Candidate au doctorat à Concordia et conceptrice de jeux vidéo;
Sue Montgomery, Journaliste et co-initiatrice du mot-clic #BeenRapedNeverReported
Co-hosted by the Y des Femmes/YWCA Montreal, Atwater Library’s "Helping Communities Respond: Preventing and Eliminating Cyberviolence Initiative" will host a panel discussion on Cyberviolence and Resistance Strategies for Women and Girls.

There will be a Q&A following presentations by Jessica Rose Marcotte, PhD candidate at Concordia University and game designer, and Sue Montgomery, journalist and co-creator of the Twitter hashtag #BeenRapedNeverReported.

This panel discussion is part of an ongoing project funded by Status of Women Canada which seeks to understand, prevent, and eliminate cyberviolence against women and girls. Focusing on addressing cyberviolence in its relation to gaming (culture, practices, attitudes, etc.) and video game industries, this project aims to create frameworks, approaches and strategies for girls and young women to explore and express their sexualities and identities, both online and offline. It is everyone's right to be free from harrassment, violence and cyberviolence!

Check out our website ( and like our Facebook page for more on Atwater Library's Preventing and Eliminating Cyberviolence Initiative to learn more about the project and to get involved!