Only more rights will protect women on the internet
EDRi welcomes the proposal’s intention to effectively combat online gender-based violence through a specific Directive. However, EDRi is concerned with the specific focus on the criminalisation of online activities rather than addressing structural issues and root causes of gender-based violence. Furthermore, the Directive lacks a meaningful comprehension of how social media business models amplify violent gender-based violent content.
UN withdraws the report on cyber violence against women
On 24 September, United Nations (UN) Broadband Commission published a report that urged governments and industry to work more effectively together to better protect women and girls who are victims of “cyber violence”. The report claimed that 73% of women have suffered cyberviolence and that ”cyber violence” is as bad as real violence. Only a […]