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menABLE hackathon – combating gender-based violence online

September 25 @ 09:00 - 16:00


Join us at the menABLE Hackathon, where young people, educational professionals and experts from across Europe come together to enhance our newly developed education material on combating gender-based violence (GBV) online – menABLE toollbox Ctr-Alt-GBV.
During this event, we’ll engage relevant target groups, gather opinions, and encourage attendees to create their own GBV-related activities using the menABLE Toolbox.

Date: September 25, 2024
Time: 09:00 – 16:00
Location: Aarhus, Denmark


Main objectives 

  • Enhance material: Test and improve our newly developed educational material on gender-based violence online to ensure it’s relevant for young people and educators while remaining intuitive for professionals.
  • Co-create: Collaborate with all participants to create new material that enhances our educational resources during the EU hackathon.
  • Cross-border exchange: Share knowledge and experiences across borders and age groups, broadening perspectives among young people and professionals.


*Please note the agenda points will be updated as they are confirmed. 

Introduction session Welcome and introduction
menABLE Toolbox Exploration
Coffee break
Workshop I – reflection Reflecting on the menABLE Toolbox Experience
Workshop II – co-creation and presentation Developing new dilemmas
Sharing thoughts and dilemmas



Expert talks

In addition to young people and educators the EU hackathon will benefit from the insights from experts in the field of gender-based violence.

*Please note the section will be updated as the experts are confirmed. 

Anne Fiskaali | Project Manager at Center for Digital Youth Care and trained psychologist

With a background in research, Anne has deep insight into the potential that computer games and digital online life offer in relation to development and well-being among children, young people and adults. In addition to her professional background, she has first-hand experience in the gaming environment. At the Center for Digital Youth Care she is project manager for several gaming-related projects which address issues such as sexism, vulnerability and gaming as an educational tool. Anne is also a trained psychologist and has a PhD from Aarhus University, with a dissertation titled “Uncharted: The Mental Well-Being in Educational Esport Environments”.


Matteo Botto l Sociology doctoral scholar, University of Genoa

Matteo is a Sociology doctoral scholar at the University of Genoa and a visiting doctoral scholar at Stockholm University. He conducts research on gender and online culture, with a particular focus on masculinity, radicalization and embodiment within the manosphere.



Silvia Semenzin | Postdoctoral researcher and international activist, University Complutense of Madrid

Silvia is a postdoctoral research fellow in Digital Sociology at Complutense University of Madrid. Her research focuses on technology-facilitated gender-based violence, online misogyny and digital rights, with a particular emphasis on encrypted and decentralised technologies and platform affordances. In 2021, she co-authored the book ‘Donne Tutte Puttane: Revenge Porn e Maschilità Egemone’ (Durango Edizioni) with Lucia Bainotti. Additionally, she is recognised as an international activist after promoting in 2018 the Italian law to criminalise the non-consensual dissemination of intimate images.


Gergana Tzvetkova | Research fellow, MSCA COFUND Global@Venice, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

Gergana is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Fellow at Ca’ Foscari University, where she leads the research project Stereotyping, Disinformation, and Politicization: Links between Attacks Against the Istanbul Convention and Increased Online Gender-Based Violence (RESIST). With over a decade of experience in research and project management, her work focuses on human rights, gender, digital rights, transitional justice, and countering violence against women and disinformation. Gergana is a Secretary-at-Large of the global Society of Gender Professionals and holds a PhD in Politics, Human Rights, and Sustainability from Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies.


September 25
09:00 - 16:00