Cultivating Violence through Technology? Exploring the Connections Between Information Communication Technologies and Violence Against Women

Jac sm Kee, APC WNSP (Women’s networking support programme), 2005

, by Association for Progressive Communications (APC)

In recent years, information communication technologies (ICTs) and violence against women (VAW) have become intricately entwined. This paper examines how ’new ICTs’ - digital technologies like the internet, multimedia and wireless phones - facilitate or enable a culture of VAW in the areas of Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, and Women in Areas Affected by Conflict. The paper looks at common tensions that arise from interrogating these relationships, then closes with strategies that women working to end violence have implemented using ICTs.

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