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Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and Colombia: Cross-country Study on Violence against Women and Information Communication Technologies

María Isabel Davidziuk and María Alejandra Davidziuk
María Isabel Davidziuk and María Alejandra Davidziuk on 22 February, 2010
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Generally speaking, in the Latin American countries studied, there are no laws or public policies that explicitly link the issue of violence against women and communications and/or ICTs. The intersection between these two areas of human rightsi is effectively non-existent in the countries of focus. Nevertheless, the report highlights examples of ICT policies in which different countries in the region have shown some progress.

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