Anushka Zafar was born and raised in Dhaka, Bangladesh and studied English, Communication and Health Communication in the United States. Since then she has worked on research, advocacy and implementation of behaviour change programs around gender and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in the US and Bangladesh. Her interests lie in finding solutions by using digital technology to bridge gaps between youth and other minority populations to access SRHR services and information safely and effectively.
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This indepth article shares reflections on research with urban youth in Bangladesh on how they deal with cyber harassment and cyber bullying, particularly the experience of young women. The research led to the creation of a short informative animation aimed at youth that might feel helpless and alone when facing harassment online.