Report Launch: “Gender Approaches to Cybersecurity”

11 February 2021
Report Launch: “Gender Approaches to Cybersecurity”

The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) is pleased to invite you to an online event on the launch of the report “Gender Approaches to Cybersecurity: Design, Defence and Response”.

Panelists will uncover gendered dynamics and assumptions that are prevalent in the field of cybersecurity, such as online-based harassment and violence; gender stereotyping in threat modelling;  women’s participation in the cyber workforce; gender discrimination cybersecurity investigations.

The event will feature a presentation from the authors of the report, followed by expert comments from representatives of international organizations, Member States and civil society, as well as a Q&A with the audience.

Participants are encouraged to come prepared to discuss concrete recommendations for the incorporation of gender considerations throughout international cybersecurity policy and practice.


Marina Kaljurand, UN Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters and Member of the European Parliament


Dr Katharina Millar, UNIDIR consultant / London School of Economics

Dr James Shires, UNIDIR consultant / Leiden University

Dr Tatiana Tropina, UNIDIR consultant / Leiden University

Marwa Azelmat, Women’s rights policy advocacy coordinator, Association for Progressive Communications

Kat Jones, Head of International Cyber Governance, UK

Tara Hairston, Head of Government Relations and Public Affairs, North America, Kaspersky

* The event will be moderated by Dr Renata H. Dalaqua, UNIDIR Programme Lead


11 February, from 13:00 to 14:15 (CET), online (Zoom)

Please note that the link to access the webinar will be provided by email only to registered participants.