Technology and Gender Based Violence

Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
The Sexual Violence Research Initiative
Abstract
Technologies are converging in new ways to change how we live, work and organize. In some cases, attempts are being made to use technology to make women’s access to services safer, reducing the risk of sexual harassment, a form of gender-based violence (GBV). It can be used to ensure easier, more comprehensive access to information and services, including for survivors of violence. However, technology can also be used to facilitate and expand the reach of GBV. Perpetrators can use technology to monitor, harass, threaten, intimidate, impersonate, and stalk victims.
Topic
Science and Technology, Internet, Gender Based Violence , Sexual Violence
Political Geography
Uganda, Pakistan, Kenya, India, Ethiopia, Honduras, Democratic Republic of Congo