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    Women support each other in the face of harassment online, but policy reform is needed

Women support each other in the face of harassment online, but policy reform is needed

With a lack of effective laws and only loose guidelines of social media platforms to address online violence, women activists and human rights defenders are supporting each other. Semanur Karaman introduces forthcoming research by Tactical Technology Collective, highlighting the need for a holistic approach to tackling online gender-based violence.

A few years ago I met my friend, a feminist activist […]

November 29th, 2017|Featured, Online Violence against Women|Comments Off on Women support each other in the face of harassment online, but policy reform is needed|
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    1000+ days of #BringBackOurGirls – reflections on the possibilities of social media and girls’ human rights

1000+ days of #BringBackOurGirls – reflections on the possibilities of social media and girls’ human rights

On 14 April 2014, 276 girls were abducted in Chibok, Nigeria. As news of the abduction spread, people around the world took to social media to demand action to ensure the girls would be brought back safe. Lisa Gormley discusses the importance of transforming activism on social media into concrete action.

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February 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 1000+ days of #BringBackOurGirls – reflections on the possibilities of social media and girls’ human rights|