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In an increasingly digitized world, one of the more concerning dynamics is technology-facilitated violence against women. This brief paper summarizes the scoping review and key recommendations on the approaches to collecting data on technology-facilitated violence against women, the current state of evidence and data, and the challenges presented in the research paper, “Technology-facilitated violence against women: taking stock of evidence and data collection”.
This brief highlights emerging trends and impacts of COVID-19 on online and ICT-facilitated violence against women and girls (VAWG). It provides examples of strategies put in place to prevent and respond to online/ICT-facilitated VAWG and makes recommendations on how different actors can best address this issue. It is a living document that draws upon the knowledge and experience of a wide range of experts.
This background paper highlights the key barriers that contribute towards creating and sustaining the gender gap in innovation and technology and outlines the concrete action that UN Women and its partners are taking to address them.