20 February 2024, 14:30-15:30 CET

In our webinar on 20 February, Cécile Simmons, Research Manager at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), shared with us her insights on how gendered abuse and disinformation threaten women’s rights and democracy.

Watch the replay of this webinar on our YouTube channel:


Cécile Simmons, The Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD)

Cécile Simmons is a Research Manager at ISD, specialising in malign influence operations targeting elections, the intersection of gender and disinformation, gender-based online abuse, and conspiracy theories. Her work combines social media network mapping, data analysis and ethnographic research in closed online spaces.


Maria Giovanna Sessa, EU DisinfoLab

Maria Giovanna Sessa is the Research Manager at EU DisinfoLab. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and has previously worked for research foundations, think tanks, and as a university teaching assistant. Her research interests focus on the use of disinformation in political communication, gender-based attacks, and international crises, including FIMI. Lately, she has been working around DSA enforcement, linking research and policy implementation.

The opinions expressed are those of the speakers/authors and do not necessarily reflect the position of EU DisinfoLab. This webinar does not represent an endorsement by EU DisinfoLab of any organisation.