Technology-facilitated GBV: What is it, and how do we measure it?

  • Policy/Research brief

Technology-facilitated GBV: What is it, and how do we measure it? – Resources

Organisation/Publisher

International Center for Research on Women

Author(s)

Laura Hinson, Jennifer Mueller, Lila O’Brien-Milne and Naome Wandera

Publication date

18 Jul 2018

Uploaded by:

Giselle Warton

Uploaded on

01 Aug 2018

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Description

Cyberbullying, cyber violence, online harassment. We’ve heard these terms, but they fail to capture the spectrum of violent behaviors that occur in digital spaces and disproportionately affect women, girls and sexual minorities. These terms also do not capture the severity and lasting impacts for the victims/survivors or convey the links between online and offline experiences of violence. Without first acknowledging the full range of gender-based violence enacted online or via technology, we will be unsuccessful at preventing it and effectively supporting those who experience it.

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) has developed a definition of and framework for understanding technology-facilitated gender-based violence (GBV) that links previously disconnected harmful behaviors. Connecting the pieces of this puzzle allows us to understand the depth and breadth of this growing public health and human rights issue that compromises the safety and well-being of individuals and negatively impacts communities.