Gender based violence
EU Parliament’s position on Directive combatting gender-based violence a step in the right direction, with some misses on protecting privacy
Last week, the European Parliament agreed to their final position on the directive on combatting violence against women and domestic violence. While the overall outcome is a positive step towards safeguarding the rights of women and LGBTQ+ people online, the EU failed once again to account for encryption as a key tool to protect the privacy of threatened groups.
Open letter: Gender-inclusive and safe digital world that is free from violence for all
EDRi and 45 organisations call on the European Parliament to better protect those who face digitally facilitated gender-based violence.
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.