online VAW

Online abuse: A monster that silences and curtails women's rights online
Online abuse: A monster that silences and curtails women's rights online 20 November 2018 Doreen Raheena Sulleyman for GenderIT.org

Online abuse and harassment prevent women from realising their full rights online. In this article we look at specific instances of harassment of women online in Ghana, and what needs to be done to ensure full and meaningful internet access for women.

Does urban youth know what to do about cyberharassment?: Research in Bangladesh
Does urban youth know what to do about cyberharassment?: Research in Bangladesh 15 November 2018 Anushka Zafar for GenderIT.org

This in-depth article shares reflections on research with urban youth in Bangladesh on how they deal with cyberharassment and cyberbullying, particularly the experience of young women.

What can Ghana do about the harassment faced by women online?
What can Ghana do about the harassment faced by women online? 08 November 2018 Theorose Dzineku for GenderIT.org

Women in Ghana, ordinary women and celebrities, have dealt with harassment and violence online, but there is minimal effort by the government currently to effectively address this problem. The suggestion seems to be that self-censorship should solve such problems faced by women.

Fixing the glitch
Fixing the glitch 24 October 2018 Seyi Akiwowo for GenderIT.org

As an individual and as a public person, as a daughter, sister, friend and if you like, as an activist – self-care, for me, is primarily about setting boundaries in order to flourish. This is something that was heavily emphasised during the Take Back the Tech Camp.

Rejecting victimhood: The online speak-out campaign in Kerala against harassment
Rejecting victimhood: The online speak-out campaign in Kerala against harassment 13 October 2018 Praveena Thaali for GenderIT.org

Dalit-Bahujan women in India have increasingly started using the internet and social media to articulate their positions and politics. This article explores how women have combated sexual harassment and exploitation, especially when it takes place in spaces that are considered progressive.

Netwoman: Policy and safer internet spaces for women
Netwoman: Policy and safer internet spaces for women 03 October 2018 Rebecca Ryakitimbo for GenderIT.org

With the increase in internet usage in Tanzania, as in much of the world, gaining an online presence is fast becoming a norm. The big question is – how can we make online spaces safer and accessible to women? And what is the image that the internet portrays of women?

Online gender-based violence: A submission from the Association for Progressive Communications to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences
Online gender-based violence: A submission from the Association for Progressive Communications to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences 20 November 2017 APC

This submission draws on the work done by APC for more than a decade to render visible the impact of online gender-based violence (GBV) on women’s rights, and its experience working with partners in the global South to understand, respond to and prevent online GBV.

Due diligence and accountability for online violence against women
Due diligence and accountability for online violence against women 31 July 2017 Zarizana Abdul Aziz

This paper explores what online violence against women is; what can be done to stem and ultimately eliminate it; and whose responsibility it is to do so.

Deploying design thinking techniques to develop solutions for any given problem
Deploying design thinking techniques to develop solutions for any given problem 13 March 2017 Asad Baig, Media Matters for Democracy

Muavin is a concept developed by Media Matters for Democracy (MMfD); a digital tool to help push back on cyberbullying, harassment and online violence, especially targeted at vulnerable groups.

APC welcomes landmark HRC resolution condemning threats to women journalists and restrictions on encryption
APC welcomes landmark HRC resolution condemning threats to women journalists and restrictions on encryption 29 September 2016 APC

APC welcomes the adoption of the safety of journalists resolution, in particular its condemnation of the specific attacks on women journalists in their work, and commends the HRC for becoming the first UN body to call on states to not interfere with the use of encryption and anonymity tools.

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