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Voices from digital spaces: Technology related violence against women - executive summary

Katerina Fialova and Flavia Fascendini
Katerina Fialova and Flavia Fascendini on 27 March, 2012 - 15:59
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Based in Czech Republic, Katerina is GenderIT.org´s project coordinator. Flavia lives in Argentina and is Spanish and Portuguese GenderIT.org editor.
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“It’s like I’m getting raped every day”, said a victim/survivor of rape in Malaysia, after a new round of intimate photos of her were posted online.

Drawing on findings from APC’s MDG3: Take Back the Tech! project with women’s rights organisations in twelve countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, this paper explores the links between the internet, cell phones and violence against women and illustrates that technology-related violence impacts women as seriously as other forms of violence.

The purpose of this paper is to assist women’s rights groups working to end VAW understand some of the implications of the intersection between these violations and ICTs. It also aims to encourage these groups and other key actors to invest in policy-making processes and advocacy work in this area.

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APC-201111-WNSP-I-EN-PDF-126
ISBN: 978-92-95096-35-6

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