Cyber VAW or cyber violence against women is defined as any kind of abuse, threat, harassment, stalking, violation among others against women using technology.
Monica Lewinsky talks about what it was like to be subjected to ‘excruciating public humiliation’ worldwide by being part of one of the first news stories ever to break on the internet.
Based on our research report, we are running a campaign against online abuse and harassment that women face, especially on social media websites. Our campaign #DigitalHifazat campaigns for a secure and safe internet for all.
500 Indian women were surveyed for surveyed for a research report on cyber violence against women in India by Japleen Pasricha.
All it takes though, is one woman. One woman who speaks up, giving strength to thousands more who are facing similar, if not worse situations. One woman who speaks up, thus making it that much easier for others to do the same.
When women complain about harassment on Facebook, they are routinely told to simply block the perpetrators or disable their own accounts.
An unhappy, but repeated outcome of such abuse on Twitter is to force women (and others experiencing this harassment) offline.
By now, it has almost become a matter of great ennui to discuss the ways in which technology, irrespective of its supposed benefits, is unleashing its evils on us. And yet, many these ‘evils’ largely remain out of popular discussions even till today. One of them is, online sexual harassment, popularly called ‘Revenge Porn.’