On October 9, 2015, eQuality researchers Jane Bailey, Valerie Steeves, Leslie Shade, and Sarah Heath, and Dillon Black from eQuality partner OCTEVAW, met with a delegation from Korea to discuss the human rights challenges young people face online. The delegation was particularly interested in innovative legal and educational approaches to better help young Koreans navigate online commercialism and harassment. The group discussed Canadian legislation and jurisprudence, explored the empirical results of the eGirls Project and Media Smart’s Young Canadians in a Wired World research project, and shared best practices around education/outreach.
The delegation included representatives from the National Human Rights Commission of Korea, the Korean Ministry of Justice and the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission of the Republic of Korea. The meeting took place at the offices of EQ partner Human Rights Research and Education Centre and included involvement from the Centre’s Director John Packer and Assistant Director Viviana Fernandez.