Zoe Quinn, Anita Sarkeesian, and Randi Harper were among a number of individuals that were brought in to speak to the United Nations this past week about online abuse and the harassment of women.

A few Tweets sent out by Google Ideas and Sarkeesian broke the news that this was happening (see bottom of this post).

The talk yesterday by the group of women begins around the 1:20:10 mark in the Launch of the Broadband Working Group on Gender Report by the UN. Part of the presentation included a report (see [ATTACH]1529[/ATTACH]), with the following highlights.
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The report presented argues that enforcement of rules that ban cyber violence against women and girls (VAWG) will help to ensure a safer Internet not just for women and girls but also, by extension, a safer place for men and boys.

Zoe Quinn is a game developer that was attacked and threatened after lies were spread by her ex. She has helped to create a private network, Crash Override Network, to help those who are victims of online harassment. Anita Sarkeesian is the creator of Tropes vs. Women in Video Games, a common target for abuse and threats. Randi Harper is the creator of GGAutoBlocker, a tool many people have used to automatically block Twitter users that meet certain criteria. These women, and many of those in attendance with them, have been the constant target of abuse and threats for years, notably in the past year from GamerGate.
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