Illustration by Appolonia Tesera
Online violence affects millions of people but girls, women, and gender-diverse people are more likely to be the survivors and victims of it. The ubiquity of digital technologies only means that there are new ways for gender-based violence to manifest with even greater intensity and reach.
This issue is known as ‘online gender-based violence (OGBV)’ and it is deeply rooted in the structural issues of gender inequalities, actively acting as a barrier against our freedom of expression and our public as well as political participation.
As part of our efforts to develop knowledge that could contribute to the elimination of online gender-based violence as well as build a safer online space for all, we will be launching our ‘Online Gender-Based Violence Resource Toolkit’, a living, breathing document that serves to act as a guideline for anyone interested in learning and taking action against OGBV in Malaysia.
This toolkit is targeted but not limited to:
- Survivors and victims of online gender-based violence
- Individuals or organizations interested in building safer digital spaces and technologies for all
- The general public who is interested in understanding more about online gender-based violence and how to challenge it
The toolkit also covers the following topics:
- Understanding Online Gender-Based violence
- Types of Online Gender-Based Violence
- What Should You Do When You Encountered Online Gender-Based Violence
- Laws in Malaysia Related to Online Gender-Based Violence
- Reporting Mechanisms
- Types of Support to Seek
- and many more!
You can access our toolkit here.