Colombia: Exploring technology-related violence against women

This is the fifth in a series of mini editions highlighting the project “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online”. Each edition focuses on one country in which the research was conducted, and brings together major findings, and interviews with the research teams. Drawing on four documented case studies, the Columbia research documents some of the characteristics of online violence against women, including the different routes women took in search of protection and remedies for these situations.



Conversations with the research team

Technology-related violence against women in Colombia: Sociocultural imaginaries and access to justice

In this interview, María Goñi interviews Ana Maria Acosta and Marina López Sepulveda, two of the three researchers who worked with Colnodo on exploring polices around online violence against women, the role of ICTs and the responses of relevant actors.



Colombia country report

Women’s rights and technology-related violence in Colombia

The report describes research carried out by Colnodo in Colombia between February and May 2014. It points out the main laws and public policies that to a certain extent address the specific problems of technology-related violence against women, or provide a general framework for action on the issue. The report concludes with a set of recommendations aimed at different actors, with the purpose of combating ICT-related violence against women.



Case studies



A relationship ends but the violence continues



Harassment, impunity and failed laws



One woman’s uphill battle for justice against her ex-boyfriend



Of nude photographs and a culture of impunity



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Technology-related violence against women in Colombia: Sociocultural imaginaries and access to justice

Colombia was one of seven countries covered by APC's research project “End violence: Women's rights and safety online”, carried out in partnership with Colnodo. In this article, María Goñi interviews Ana Maria Acosta and Marina López Sepulveda, two of the three researchers who worked with Colnodo and made interesting discoveries.