ICTs and violence against women: Reports from 12 countries tell it like it is

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MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, 17 August 2010

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jfraissi/4286109087 - John Fraissinethttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jfraissi/4286109087 – John FraissinetJust as women are disproportionately the victims of violence worldwide, the situation is just as bad online. The UN estimates that 95% of aggressive behaviour, harassment, abusive language and denigrating images in online spaces are aimed at women and come from partners or former male partners. Other surveys show that the victims of cyberstalking are predominantly female. As part of our Take Back the Tech! to end violence against women project, APC and partners have carried out studies of the current situation of violence against women and ICTs in twelve countries and how the legislation or lack of legislation connected to both hinders or helps women. Photo by “John Fraissinet”:http://www.flickr.com/photos/jfraissi/4286109087

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