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What privacy and anonymity have to do with tech-related VAW Anonymity and digital privacy are a critical part of human rights, but they are also connected to cyber crime, such as fraud, identity theft, cyber stalking, bullying, phishing and trolling. Survivors of VAW rely on anonymity and privacy...
What data storage has to do with tech-related VAW Dealing with incidents of tech-related violence involves reporting, investigating and collecting evidence. Collecting data is critical, as tech-related VAW is an increasing but under-analysed issue due to lack of valuable data. Record-keeping can...
Why it's important to know how to talk to survivors People who are not trained to talk to survivors often say the wrong thing even when they mean well. Some people do not understand that violence online is equal to, and sometimes has an even greater impact than, violence offline. Survivors often...

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If you know how to use the technology, you can avoid becoming a victim. Before speaking out, it is important to take your time to understand the way the Internet works.   1. If you intended to be anonymous, stay anonymous. In the online world the mere desire of remaining anonymous is not...
It's Human Rights Day, which means it's also the final day of a great 16 Days campaign! People from around the world have come together to speak up about violence against women, and these actions inspire women and girls to keep working for change. Here are some highlights from the past two weeks of...
Women bloggers and journalists face frequent online harassment, cyberstalking and even physical violence. The more visible a woman is online, the more abuse she faces, and this violence aims to silence her.   We need women's voices in the media. We need women challenging gender norms and sexist...

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FEMCINE convoca a interesados en formar parte del staff de voluntari@s para integrarse al equipo de producción durante la semana (24 al 29 de marzo 2015) del festival. Puedes revisar los cargos para voluntarios disponibles: perfil, lista de...
Happy Birthday to me!! Happy Birthday to Balobeshayi! It’s been five years already since I started frantically moving my fingers on a keyboard to share my views, stories and other … Continue reading →
Estudios oficiales revelan que 40 por ciento de las mujeres de India sufrieron violencia en el hogar, pero activistas creen que el número real se acerca a 84 por ciento. Crédito: Stella Paul/IPS. “Una vez, mi esposo comenzó a abofetearme tan fuerte...