Despite the enormous potential of technology, digital tools, and the internet, these have also perpetuated gender disparities and introduced new forms of oppression for women and girls.
For many, technology-facilitated gender-based violence, is new terminology but not new phenomena.
Technology-facilitated gender-based violence takes many forms including:
Women, girls, and gender-non-conforming individuals are more likely to be targeted and experience more severe and lasting consequences because of their gender. Studies across the world show that 16 to 58 per cent of women and girls have been targeted by violence online.
The impacts of this type of violence extend beyond the digital sphere, entrenching inequalities and posing a significant threat to women's rights and safety both online and off.
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