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Asia-Pacific: Collecting Data on “Digital” Violence

Lalaine P. Viado for APC WNSP
Lalaine P. Viado for APC WNSP on 20 October, 2010 - 10:26
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Lalaine P. Viado acts as researcher and advocate nationally, regionally and internationally. She currently works as the regional coordinator for the APC WNSP MDG3's Take Back The Tech Project in Asia-Pacific. Lalaine is based in Philippines.

Lalaine P. Viado reports on the “Workshop on Strengthening National Capacities to Collect Violence Against Womeni Statistics in the Asia-Pacific Region” which took place on 20-21 September 2010 in Bangikok. The workshop is part of inter-regional efforts to develop indicators to measure violence against women.

Philippines: Violence against women and ICT

Jessica Umanos Sotos explores why specific law is needed in the Philippines to prosecute perpetrators of violence against womeni through the use of ICTis or cyberspacei. She argues that national ICT institutions and private companies’ policies cannot remain blind to the violations to women’s rights perpetuated via ICTs in the context of the violation of privacyi rights through the illicit production and distribution of private and intimate activities. The violation of privacy rights comes in the form of sex-video scanidals via telephony and interneti. She also documents how, although there are no available studies on how other forms of violence such as stalking or sexual harassment and even direct threats are figuring as VAW via mobile phones, these violations are believed to be widespread

 

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