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Tech-facilitated Gender-based Violence: Overview

Technology-facilitated Gender-based Violence, Violence Against Women and Girls

Publication Year: 2019

Technology-facilitated GBV (TFGBV) – often referred to as cyber violence or online abuse – is an emerging global public health and human rights issue that affects the safety and well-being of individuals and negatively impacts communities. Technology-facilitated GBV includes behaviors such as stalking, bullying, sexual harassment, defamation, hate speech, exploitation and gender trolling, which are carried out utilizing computer and mobile technology. Technology-facilitated GBV is violence that is motivated by the sexual or gender identity of the target or by underlying gender norms.

Our work on technology-facilitated GBV aims to shed light on the issue through rigorous research that ultimately creates actionable insights for policy and programming.

Read our overview of TFGBV by clicking on the image or on the button below, and learn more about what we hope to do next.

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