May 2020 08

Another pandemic: Intersection of digital abuse


The Townhall (via Zoom) is hosted by Breakthrough to discuss rising issues of violence against women during the lockdown period in the ongoing pandemic in digital and physical spaces. Catch Dr Anja Kovacs speaking on the panel along with other experts on the panel.

Details of the event:

It’s evident that violence against women is rising during this global pandemic and, just as it is in physical spaces, there is a rise in women facing abuse online. In the context of religion/caste, women with intersectional identities are often subjected to more violence than anyone. Organised trolling, death/rape threats, the creation of fake information, breach of privacy and much more is being used in order to threaten the dignity of women users online; for many, they have become a target for merely voicing their opinion and talking against discrimination or in many cases, just because of their identity.

The link to the meeting is given below:


Meeting ID: 874 5637 2050

Password: 9T+aGidL%Y

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