online gender-based violence
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Each year, Take Back the Tech! brings together activists and organisations from around the world for 16 days to discuss, raise awareness and develop strategies to address the issue of online gender-based violence. We caught up with participants from four different regions about the 2018 campaign!
As we embark on a new year of #metoo and other forms of powerful testimonial movements, the wisdom shared in January’s Take Back the Tech! webinar was an important learning opportunity and reminder of how we can contribute to collective wellbeing and care in our movement.
This article sums up the reasons why we should stop using the term "revenge porn" when describing certain kinds of violations online that entail the non-consensual taking and circulation of intimate images. Why does language matter and how does it shape our perceptions and responses?