Research focus and objectives
The research explores the adequacy and effectiveness of domestic legal remedies and corporate policies to address the issue of technology-related violence against women (VAW).
The overarching goals of the research were to:
- Gather evidence to increase understanding of the dynamics of technology-related VAW and to understand what works and what doesn’t in the fight against this form of violence.
- Develop recommendations for effective evidence-based legal, civic and community-based response strategies that can be readily adopted by key stakeholders (primarily women, women’s rights advocates, public officials, legal professionals and corporate agents) to fight technology-related VAW.
The research was carried out across seven countries – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan and the Philippines. Additionally, the project explored recent legislative developments in Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and United States in order to understand how other domestic legislatures are responding to increasing awareness of violence against women online.