Shine a light on violence against women

Day 8 - violence and technology

Technology is being used by perpetrators of domestic violence to monitor, control and humiliate a partner, or ex-partner. Examples include:

  • hacking into a victim's email and personal accounts
  • putting tracking devices into a victim's cell phone so that the abuser knows his/her location at all times
  • manipulation of social networks and violation of information privacy
  • recording or filming the victim's conversations with other people without their consent or knowledge
  • use of "revenge porn" – posting or sharing explicit images or footage. These may have been taken with or without consent, but the material circulated without consent.

However, technology can present many benefits for victims of domestic violence. Technology can provide a lifeline for those who are socially, or geographically, isolated, act at a source of information and enabling people to make informed decisions regarding their safety.





The campaign

Day 1 - Overview of violence against women

Day 2 - Who is at risk

Day 3 - Myths

Day 4 - Physical violence

Day 5 - Emotional abuse

Day 6 - Sexual violence

Day 7 - Financial abuse

Day 8  - Violence and technology

Day 9 - The signs of violence

Day 10 - Outcomes of violence

Day 11 - Surviving violence

Day 12 - How can you help?

Day 13 - Preventing violence

Day 14 - Violence and children

Day 15 - Violence and homelessness

Day 16 - Human rights

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