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Turning Laws into Actions: Eliminating Gender-based Violence in Asia-Pacific
The 3rd Asia-Pacific Summit on Gender-based Violence
June 16-18, 2021 I Hong Kong I Live on Zoom

Code of Conduct

The 3rd Asia-Pacific Summit on Gender-based Violence is committed to ensuring that everyone has a fulfilling experience at the Forum, and to making the platform as inclusive and productive as possible in order to ensure a safe environment of respect and inclusion for all participants. Please follow these principles in all spaces of the Forum, including public and private channels and direct messages.


•    Use welcoming and inclusive language. Commit to open dialogue and transparency.
•    Remain driven by our collective mission of advancing gender equality, feminism and women’s rights.
•    Respect one another. Listen, avoid assumptions, enable different opinions, and refrain from personal attacks.
•    Allow everyone to participate. Don’t dominate the conversation and honor time limits.
•    Respect the diversity of languages, opinions and expertise.
•    Honor confidentiality and “I” statements (“I” instead of “they,” “we,” or “you”). 
•    This is a space where the voices of the marginalized are amplified and given “expert” priority when recounting their own experiences. Their experiences of oppression are not up for debate or to be refuted in any way.
•    We will not tolerate harassment of any kind including but not limited to:

•    Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, physical appearance, political affiliation, age, race, national and/or ethnic origin, immigration status, language, religion, or indigeneity.
•    Deliberate intimidation
•    Sustained disruption of discussion
•    Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease


If you have experienced any form of harassment or encountered a hostile online environment on the The 3rd Asia-Pacific Summit on Gender-based Violence platform, please report the experience to equality@hku.hk and we will address the situation. The organizers have the right and responsibility to remove anyone who does not adhere to these principles. 
 

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