Did you know that 60% of reported cases of technology-related violence against women (VAW) are not investigated by the authorities? Or that in 40% of cases of technology-related VAW, the perpetrator is known to the survivor?
On 9 November, 2015, the Association for Progressive Communications releases a new mini-site (http://www.genderit.org/onlinevaw) for the “From impunity to justice“ research to reflect the research’s background and share its findings with a wide audience.
The multi-country research explored corporate and state remedies for dealing with technology-related violence against women (VAW). It highlights the voices and experiences of women from the global south. The research was done as part of the End violence: Women’s rights and safety online project which has been implemented from 2012-2015 in seven countries – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan and the Philippines.
The primary objective of the site is not only to have all elements of the research in one place but also to let readers better experience the two year journey of the research team. The visitors can easily navigate through the various findings of the research and find the information they’re looking for.
This site was constructed with the intention that sharing the knowledge and methodology will inspire further research, advocacy, and change in this area.
Big thanks go out to the phenomenal website development team behind our new site: visual designer, and developers. All of them are women’s rights activists deeply committed to developing technology to meet women’s needs.
What is available on the website?
The State page presents key findings from the domestic legal remedies research in 7 countries and draws on a total of 24 documented case studies. The page also presents key reasons why victims of technology-related violence against women struggle to access justice as well as recommendations for policy makers.
The Corporations page highlights findings from the corporate policies research which reviewed the policies of 22 companies, including national telephony companies, social media and pornography websites.
The Countries page navigates you through country specific findings from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan and the Philippines. It includes 24 case studies that document the experiences of women from the global south who have faced technology-related VAW and sought justice through state agencies and internet intermediaries.
The Methodology page presents the research design, including the research methods, analytical framework and limitations.
The FAQs page consists of answers to frequently asked questions related to the research and technology-related violence against women
The site will continue to develop and more content will be appearing over the next two weeks.
Go ahead! Explore! Find out more http://www.genderit.org/onlinevaw