Meeting discusses the challenges and the fight against gender and race-based political violence in Brazil

Focusing on elections, members of the judiciary, experts and representatives of online platform will debate Law 14,192 2021 and the role of social networks in democracy.
15 五月 2024
Meeting discusses the challenges and the fight against gender and race-based political violence in Brazil

As part of its Media and Democracy Project, Fundação Getulio Vargas’s Rio de Janeiro Law School is holding a debate called “Gender and Race-Based Political Violence in Brazil: Measures to Tackle It and Challenges.” This public event will take place on May 23, at 9 a.m., in FGV’s main building in Rio de Janeiro. The meeting aims to foster broad and in-depth dialogue on how political violence is intertwined with issues of gender and race, especially in electoral contexts.

The event will bring together a diversity of voices, including experts, figures from the judiciary and politics, and representatives of social media platforms, to discuss the issue. The event will begin with a lecture by Judge Katia Junqueira of the Rio de Janeiro Regional Electoral Court, to be followed by two panel discussions.

The first panel discussion, “Gender and Race-Based Political Violence: Legislation and Challenges,” will feature experts in electoral law and public policy, who will discuss obstacles to the effective implementation of Law 14,192 of 2021. This law is key to protecting women against political violence, ensuring safer and more equal participation in the political arena.

The second panel, “Platforms’ Policies: Security and Trust,” will address digital platforms’ responsibilities in the fight against online violence. Representatives of the main digital platforms in Brazil will discuss how community policies can be improved to ensure a safe and reliable online environment during elections. Check out the schedule below.


9 a.m. to 10 a.m. – Sign-in and Networking

10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Keynote Speech, Judge Katia Junqueira, Rio de Janeiro Regional Electoral Court

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion 1: “Gender and Race-Based Political Violence: Legislation and Challenges”

Silvana Batini, regional federal prosecutor

Danusa Marques, adjunct professor, Political Science Institute, University of Brasilia

Dani Balbi, state representative, Rio de Janeiro

Lígia Batista, executive director, Marielle Franco Institute


Yasmin Curzi, professor and coordinator of Diversity and Inclusion Program, FGV Rio de Janeiro Law School

12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Lunch

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Panel Discussion 2: “Platforms’ Policies: Security and Trust”

Thomaz Favaro, public policy manager, Meta

Alana Rizzo, head of government affairs and public policy, YouTube

Lariana Mungai von Atzingen, head of government affairs and public policy, Kuaishou (Kwai)

Fernanda Martins, research and development director, InternetLab

Beatriz Saab, data analyst, Democracy Reporting International


Letícia Sabbatini, researcher, School of Communication, Media and Information (FGV ECMI)

4 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Closing Remarks

FGV’s main building, 190 Praia de Botafogo, 12th-floor auditorium, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro
To take part, please sign up here.

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