WWP EN Webinar
If Pornography is Sex Education, What Does it Teach?
Facilitators: Meghan Donevan & Natalia Batenkova
During the webinar Natalia Batenkova from Unizon and Meghan Donevan from Talita will discuss the following topics:
1. What does pornography teach and how does it affect us?
2. Porn culture and rape culture
3. Pornography and prostitution
4. How to address pornography: the Swedish experience
Meghan's professional and academic pursuits have focused on issues related to sexualized violence and men's violence against women, with a specific focus on prostitution, pornography, and human trafficking for sexual purposes. Meghan holds a Master’s degree in Economics and a Bachelor's degree in Global Development. She is the initiator and project leader of Reality Check, an initiative aimed at increasing young people's knowledge about the harms of pornography, and a support worker at Talita, an NGO offering acute and long-term support to women who have been exploited in prostitution, pornography and human trafficking for sexual purposes. She has also gained experience in consultancy work at Ramböll Management Consulting where she has applied her expertise in the areas of gender and global development to evaluations for clients such as the Swedish Government Offices, the Migration Agency, and the European Commission.
Natalia works as a Project Coordinator for the SAfE project that Unizon runs in Russia together with the organisation MÄN (former Men for Gender Equality). She has an academic background in International and European Relations and has been working with women and girls subjected to men’s violence (both in intimate relationships and in prostitution, pornography and human trafficking) as well we with violence prevention for several years.