violence against women
Media Matters for Democracy stands in solidarity with women journalists who have released a statement highlighting the prevailing trend of continued digital violence from supporters of all political parties and different public and state institutions.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated concerns on public life. Among the conditions faced in the Philippines during this period is gender-based violence, influenced by the quality of gender-responsive measures in times of crises.
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.
The exhibition, launched in January 2020, critically investigated the online world from a feminist point of view. APCNews spoke with its curators to gain more insight on the event and to understand the part that the Feminist Principles of the Internet played in this unique display.
"Building Online Safety for Safe Houses" is a project implemented by One World Platform (OWP). OWP cooperated with four organisations responsible for safe houses that provide shelter for women and girls who have been abused.
We welcome the major gains on women’s and girls’ rights and sexual and reproductive health and rights at the 38th session of the Human Rights Council.
Our organisations welcome the adoption of the resolutions on civil society space, peaceful protest, violence against women and girls and discrimination against women and girls and the Council’s rejection of attempts to impede progress on protecting civil society space, peaceful protest and the rights to sexual and reproductive health.
This submission is a stakeholder contribution to the third cycle of the Universal Periodic Review mechanism for Mexico. It is limited to addressing the growing concerns regarding online gender-based violence (GBV) in Mexico and its interconnection with other human rights violations.
In May 2017, countless South African women took to Twitter and Facebook to share their experiences of abuse under the hashtag #MenAreTrash. The outpour of tweets and Facebook posts was sparked by the murder of Karabo Mokoena, a 22-year-old woman who was allegedly killed and burned by her boyfriend.
In her first report to the Human Rights Council on its 32nd session, the new Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Dubravka Šimonović, outlines thematic priorities for her mandate, including “online violence against women as a new challenge”.