South Africa: Privacy and domestic violence online and off

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By Esther Nasikye and Sally-Jean Shackleton for GenderIT.org

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 23 August 2010

While women’s rights activists have been at the forefront of making the private crimes that occur at home – domestic violence, marital rape – public, new technologies are making the private public in ways that disenfranchise, alienate and violate women. Esther Nasikye and Sally-Jean Shackleton explore how ICTs, privacy and domestic violence in South Africa are exposing problems in both policy and practice. Photo: “John Atherton”:http://www.flickr.com/people/gbaku/

Full article at http://www.genderit.org/articles/south-africa-privacy-and-domestic-violence-online-and

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