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Online Stalking 16Days #Tech2EndGBV

Online Stalking | #16Days 2020

Online Stalking is the constant monitoring of your activities and it is a crime. Perpetrators use the internet, email or social media to stalk, harass or even threaten a person by sending harassing emails, messages, or tags in comments of social media posts just to torment a victim. Other examples include: Asking for sexual favours …

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Technology Safety Plan For Those Subjected To (And Survivors) Of GBV

Technology Safety Plan For Those Subjected To (And Survivors) Of GBV

Gender-based violence is very real in every community, even online communities. Technology is used by perpetrators to harass and abuse victims more and more. But used smartly, the same technology can be used to protect victims and empower survivors of GBV!   We (#Tech2EndGBV) looks at the ways in which one can use tech tools and guidelines to protect ourselves and victims and hopefully by sharing resources and knowledge, we …

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Online Manipulation #Tech2EndGBV

Online Manipulation

Online Manipulation is when someone, uses the internet or online tools to trick, pressure or force you into doing something you wouldn’t usually do. The abuser / groomer will make you feel good, admired and appreciated. He/She will work very hard to make an emotional connection with you as this will help him/her gain your trust …

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Image-based Violence and Cyberbullying

Image-based Violence and Cyberbullying

For those unfamiliar with the term, image-based violence or revenge porn, refers to persons who maliciously share naked, nude or sexually explicit photos of someone else without their permission. It can be distributed via social media, text messages, emails or even uploaded onto pornographic websites. The intention is usually to humiliate someone, or gain financial …

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#Tech2EndGBV Campaign

#Tech2EndGBV | A Digital Campaign to Educate Nonprofits on Technology Facilitated GBV

06 July 2020 – 06 August 2020 Technology-facilitated GBV is the action by one or more people that harms others based on their sexual or gender identity or by enforcing harmful gender norms. This action is carried out using the internet and/or mobile technology and includes stalking, bullying, sexual harassment, defamation, hate speech and exploitation. …

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The Rise Of GBV In Times Of Crisis

The Rise Of GBV In Times Of Crisis

For women, girls and the LGBTQ community that are already living in violent or abusive situations, violence tends to get worse in times of crisis. With lockdowns happening now, even beginning to think about leaving a violent place of living may seem and be impossible. @skowalski (Shannon Kowalski), Director of Advocacy & Policy at IWHC recently …

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17 May: International Day against Homophobia, transphobia and biphobia

17 May – International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

The International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia was created in 2004 to draw the attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and the media to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTI people internationally. Sadly here we are in 2020 and Gender-Based-Violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people is still rife. …

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