2020 #16DaysOfActivism

Phishing 16Days #Tech2EndGBV

Phishing | #16Days 2020

Phishing is a type of social engineering attack often used to steal user data, including login credentials and other personal or financial information. It occurs when an attacker, pretends to be a trusted entity, cons a victim into opening an email, instant message, or text message. Incidents of gender-based violence have been occurring at alarming …

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Job Scams 16Days #Tech2EndGBV

Job Scams | #16Days 2020

Have you ever spent hours and hours looking for a job online and find that perfect job (almost too perfect) where the person is looking for someone with your exact skills and a fantastic salary but the advertiser wants you to pay for training materials or a background check before they will even consider your …

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Discrimination 16Days #Tech2EndGBV

Discrimination | #16Days 2020

If somebody treats you differently because they think you belong to a certain group of people, this is unlawful discrimination. Whether it is about your age, gender, race, a disability you may have, religion, lifestyle choice, – it does not matter. And there is no difference to saying it in person or saying it online! …

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Memes 16Days #Tech2EndGBV

Memes | #16Days 2020

What exactly are memes? They are visual images or other pieces of content that are spread from person to person, adapted in the process and often not in a good way! Are they harmless? Memes are mostly harmless fun. But as with anything else online, there are downsides. Something that’s funny to one person may …

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Online Harassment 16Days #Tech2EndGBV

Online Harassment | #16Days 2020

Everything else in Melissa’s e-mail inbox was perfectly innocent on this day. Everything else about that day had been totally unremarkable. Until Jessica appeared on Melissa’s screen: “I am single-minded enough to find you…and slit your throat from ear to ear.” “You’ll hear from me again soon”, wrote Jessica. And Melissa did—thousands of times, over …

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Hate Speech 16Days #Tech2EndGBV

Hate Speech | #16Days 2020

Hate speech – The expression of hatred or encouragement of any form of violence towards a person or group based on something such as race, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disadvantages. It can include cursing, insulting and directed slurs & statements that promotes speech that is intended to stir up hatred or …

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Flaming 16Days #Tech2EndGBV

Flaming | #16Days 2020

Flaming (online fighting) is Cyberbullying! It occurs when someone posts about or directly sends insults, name-calling, displays verbal hostility and profanity to their target. Flaming is similar to trolling, but will usually be a more direct attack on a victim to draw them into online fights and is often as a result of a heated …

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Digital Abuse 16Days #Tech2EndGBV

Digital Abuse | #16Days 2020

Digital abuse happens when someone takes control over your devices such as your phone and computer and this could take on many forms. In a healthy relationship, all communication is respectful, whether in person, online or by phone. It is never ok for someone to do or say anything that makes you feel bad, lowers …

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