Webinar : Online Gender-Based Violence

The internet and digital technology are an inseparable part of human life. In the past few years, there has been a rapid increase in digital technologies and internet users, especially among youth and children. The Covid-19 pandemic further increases the use of the internet and activities in the online sphere. The internet offers numerous opportunities for learning and development. However, it entails potential risks, including the risk of digital violence.

There are also adverse risks in online spheres, mainly when young people voice their concerns and experiences. The internet can be an empowering medium for victims and activists. Conversely, the internet and social media are fertile environments for hate speech, particularly gender and race. This phenomenon has an immense effect on victims, not only the possibility of physical harm but also their right to privacy, freedom of expression, and participation in public life. Young women are particularly vulnerable to violence online, which has resulted in self-harm, doxing, cyberstalking, and bullying.

RWI recognises female voices in digital advocacy, online gender-based violence, and media representation of gender-based violence discussion is fundamentally necessary, which is not a new phenomenon.

Coinciding with the kickoff of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, RWI is organising a discussion, sparking critical dialogue around gender, digital technology, online gender-based violence, and possible remedy online gender-based violence.

We are delighted to invite you to the webinar on Online Gender-Based ViolenceNovember 25th at 15.00 PM Jakarta/Bangkok Time (GMT+7).

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