The ongoing shift towards a digital world has accelerated during the Covid-19 pandemic. As we are all spending even more time online or working remotely, there is an urgent need to address the issue of digital violence against women. Women are disproportionately more likely to be the targets of online harassment, and experience higher levels of digital violence in their day to day lives. At GenPol, we believe the time has come to start putting concrete strategies in place to stop this, and to make social networks and remote working spaces a safer place for everyone.
That’s why, for the next two weeks, we’re looking forward to opening up a wider conversation about the steps we can all take, together, to end digital violence against women and non-men, and we’d like you to get involved.
You can help us tackle Digital Gender-Based Violence once and for all by doing any (or all) of the following:
- Read our research on the topic. Take the time to inform yourself and get confident with facts and figures using our infographics and policy paper. These can be found on the GenPol Homepage along with links to all of our other publications.
- Take our survey in English. We want to hear about your online experiences and suggestions for how to make the internet a safer place. Don’t worry, it is 100% anonymous!
- Join in with the debate online using the hashtags #WhenTechnologyMeetsMisogyny, #DigitalGenderBasedViolence,#DGBV- we want to hear from you!
- Speak up about the issues of digital, gender-based violence, both online and ‘IRL’ (Although don’t forget to give us a shout out on Facebook and Twitter).
Stay tuned for more updates on social media, and we look forward to virtually meeting more of you over the next two weeks.
Thank you in advance for your support,
The GenPol Team