On Thursday, the U.N.’s Commission for Digital Development released a damning “world-wide wake-up call” on what it labels “cyber VAWG,” or violence against women and girls. They claim that Internet bullying of women is a crisis in CANADA and the U.S. that must be dealt with immediately by censorship of an august body selected by the U.N. – that august body of dictators.
Another goal is to eliminate online hate speech based on the opinions of statists. They think we need online “safe spaces” created by them and supervised by them.
Their conclusion clearly states that they expect to establish a POLICING REGIME to eliminate what they see as unacceptable content and behavior.
This is by the way part of the 2030 sustainable development goals we have written about extensively on the Sentinel. Gender equality is the umbrella under which they say this must be done.
It isn’t ISIS raping and slaughtering young Christian and Yezidi girls and women they are concerned about. They don’t have much concern for men or boys. It’s the same type of inexplicable delusion we see in the President of the United States.
The report suggests that VAWG in the U.S. and Canada are at crisis levels.
The U.N. commission claims they must be the ones to do it because abuse of women crosses national boundaries and they can acquire the necessary resources.
One must then ask, since they acknowledge knowing about it since the 1990s, why haven’t they done something about it and why are leaders of their own committees from countries that are among the worst abusers of women?
Vile regimes who deprive their people of human rights are eager to seize control of the Internet and this report has to be examined with that in mind. All reports about the Internet from the U.N. are about transferring full control from the U.S. to the U.N. It must be incorporated into the new international order with the U.N. in charge.
They want to censor Internet content and behavior with the claim that they are after criminals:
“The increasing spread of the Internet frames the urgency for effective legal and social controls on attitudes and criminal behavior online.”
It’s an EMERGENCY!
Since the U.S. is the only country with a First Amendment, it doesn’t take much imagination as to where this is headed.
The Broadband Commission co-Vice Chairs ITU or UNESCO put this report together and their commissioners come from China, the UAE, India, Rwanda, Kenya, and so on.
The countries who would control the censorship do not respect women. The brutal crimes against pregnant women in China, including forced abortions and female infanticide, are far worse than any cyberbullying in the U.S. or Canada. The rapes of women in India are so epidemic that news of them has reached U.S. newspapers. Women in U.A.E. are victims of Sharia-derived judicial punishments such as flogging and stoning. Rwandan women are fully dependent on men and are not allowed to inherit property should their husband or father die which ends in tragic circumstances for women trying to rebuild their lives.
It is difficult to determine whether men or women are bullied more on line and there are case studies that point to men being bullied more though the left meme is it’s much worse for women. That doesn’t answer the question as to why they are ignoring men, however.
Internet bullying is serious and in most Western countries it is a crime. There are procedures for reporting cyber crimes and it’s not by putting restrictions on the Internet.
The U.N. goal is not to control cyberbullying but to control Western nations and free speech and to control the Internet period.
The Commission envisions a U.N. takeover and their support of free speech is in word only. From their report:
“Free speech is a fundamental right, and its preservation requires vigilance by everyone. Free speech online requires the vigilance particularly of those who use the Internet. Some suggest that the establishment of a Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (CCRI) through international collaboration is necessary to ensure a safe Internet. Others still stress that international human rights principles already provide the underpinning for a safe Internet, with the Human Rights Council’s recognition that human rights apply offline as well as online.
International and national laws and trans-national collaborative alliances are slowly evolving to address common global concerns of cyber VAWG, but if not dealt with commensurate to the challenge, crimes committed are likely to continue to increase, as more of the world goes online and these technologies become more and more a part of everyday life.”
Why would Western nations need the U.N. to help us with this problem?
One of the concluding paragraphs:
“…the U.N. panel concludes that “political and governmental bodies need to use their licensing prerogative” to better protect human and women’s rights, only granting licenses to “those Telecoms and search engines” that “supervise content and its dissemination.”
Their goal is to control speech, what they can write, and ultimately how they think.
While a serious problem, as a U.N. scheme, cyberbullying becomes an invented crisis. Barack Obama isn’t the only statist who creates a crisis to force through some desired result. It’s the statist way of getting things done.
Their sources could almost all be questioned and they are all from the leftist perspective.
This is one time Anonymous got it right.
Source: The Washington Post and the U.N. report linked above.