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We have observed and researched how there is unequal access to freedom of opinion and expression in Malaysia, particularly for women and marginalized communities. Our work, among others, focuses on ensuring safer online spaces for all peoples to freely express their lived realities, experiences, opinions, and thoughts without threats of harassment and violence.
Hence, we are monitoring and documenting cases of online gender-based bullying, harassment, violence, and hate speech against women/ girls and gender non-conforming persons. This is part of our effort to develop evidence and knowledge that could contribute to the elimination of online gender-based violence (OGBV).
Example of OGBV includes trolling, sexual harassment, distribution of photo/video non-consensually, doxxing, stalking, death/rape threats, misinformation, discriminatory comments, etc. Whether you are the target or some other person is, or you have seen a general statement spreading aggression and discrimination, we document cases that happened on a range of platforms (i.e. WhatsApp, Telegram, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, websites, and blogs).
If you have experience or know of someone who has experienced OGBV, please fill in this survey form here.
Should you have any inquiries, feel free to reach out to us via our social media.