online gender-based violence

Set me up, knock me down: Legal obligations of dating apps to address sexual violence
Set me up, knock me down: Legal obligations of dating apps to address sexual violence 10 December 2020 Divya Srinivasan for GenderIT.org

Recent reports reveal that hundreds of people experience sexual harassment and abuse on Tinder, but Tinder has largely ignored survivors. What is the legal and ethical obligation that dating platforms have when their platform is repeatedly used by sexual assaulters to prey on women and others?

Alternate realities, alternate internets: African feminist research for a feminist internet
Alternate realities, alternate internets: African feminist research for a feminist internet 18 August 2020 Neema Iyer, Bonnita Nyamwire and Sandra Nabulega

Discriminatory gendered practices are shaped by social, economic, cultural and political structures in the physical world and are similarly reproduced online across digital platforms. This report presents research into the online lived experiences of women in five countries across Africa.

Domestic abuse during COVID-19 includes financial and online abuse
Domestic abuse during COVID-19 includes financial and online abuse 29 July 2020 Halley Bondy for GenderIT.org

There are increasing rates of domestic violence and abuse during the COVID-19 lockdowns imposed in different countries. This violence includes abuse that relies on online means and includes financial abuse and exploitation, which particularly harm the independence of those who are the targets.

FMA: #HijaAko and what the current data map on online gender-based violence in the Philippines is telling us
FMA: #HijaAko and what the current data map on online gender-based violence in the Philippines is telling us 21 July 2020 Foundation for Media Alternatives

Because of the pandemic, more people are staying home and enjoying the benefits of technology. Women, however, can have a different online experience as gender-based violence manifests in various ways in virtual spaces.

COVID-19 and the increase of domestic violence against women: APC submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences
COVID-19 and the increase of domestic violence against women: APC submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences 30 June 2020 Association for Progressive Communications (APC)

In this brief submission, APC identifies the nexus between domestic violence and online gender-based violence in the context of COVID-19, drawing on some issues to consider from country-led and regional case studies.

Creating Safe Online Spaces for Women: Policy brief
Creating Safe Online Spaces for Women: Policy brief 12 June 2020 Liz Orembo and Mwara Gichanga

In response to the growing incidence of cyber harassment on Kenyan online platforms, KICTANet conducted a study to highlight the struggles of those affected by it, who are often women. The purpose of this policy brief is to understand the nature of cyber harassment and the existing policy gaps.

KICTANet: Online gender-based violence in times of COVID-19
KICTANet: Online gender-based violence in times of COVID-19 29 May 2020 Cecilia Maundu

Online violence against women during this pandemic has taken a turn for the worst. The "keyboard warriors”, as they are popularly known, have gone to the extent of cyberbullying victims of coronavirus.

Why Gender Matters in International Cyber Security
Why Gender Matters in International Cyber Security 21 April 2020 Deborah Brown and Allison Pytlak

This report, commissioned by Global Affairs Canada and co-published by the Association for Progressive Communications and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, explores how multilateral cybersecurity processes can incorporate a gender perspective into future work.

The internet as we see it: Gendered perceptions from Pakistan
The internet as we see it: Gendered perceptions from Pakistan 09 August 2019 Amel Ghani and Sadaf Khan

This study attempted to conduct an in-depth examination of the perceptions of male and female internet users about the positive and negative effects of internet activity in Pakistan.

“It made me despise the world of technology”: Interview with Iranian queer feminist Shadi Amin
“It made me despise the world of technology”: Interview with Iranian queer feminist Shadi Amin 20 June 2019 Shreya Ila Anasuya for GenderIT.org

Amin, an Iranian queer feminist and writer, became the victim of an online defamation campaign that left her with no recourse. In an interview with GenderIT, Amin spoke about the consequences of this defamation on her life, and the cost of ignoring this all too prevalent form of online violence.

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