Online violence against women and adolescents also referred to as technology-facilitated gender-based violence (TGBV) has been on the agenda of feminist tech experts and researchers for many years. Thankfully, an understanding of the importance, pervasiveness, and profound impact of online violence on women, gender equality and the open and peaceful functioning of democracies is gaining traction among global leaders and others working in the field of gender-based violence and in off-line spaces. This interest, from governments, on this form of violence provides an opportunity for the field to advocate for more and better resources to address knowledge gaps and build better programmes to respond to and prevent TFGBV.
Research Priority Setting for TFGBV
Key knowledge gaps exist hampering the delivery of effective response and prevention programmes. To address these knowledge gaps and move the field forward in a more joined up way as well as to bring more diverse voices into discussions on this issue, co-creating a set of research priorities for the field can be a helpful strategy. The SVRI, Association for Progressive Communication, UN Women, and the Global Partnership will draw on the wisdom of the crowd, to set research priorities for the next 5-10 years for fair, effective, and relevant research on TFGBV against women and girls in all their diversity. A key goal in developing a research agenda on this topic is to counter continuing perceptions that TFGBV is somehow less serious, lethal or ‘real’ than offline gender-based violence and highlight and validate the experiences of survivors and the severe and long-lasting impact on their lives that online violence can have. Learn more about this process by watching the Webinar below.
If you are interested in participating in the research priority setting process on TFGBV, please do add your details here: Technology Facilitated Gender-Based Violence (TFGBV) Research Priority Setting Process Survey (surveymonkey.com)
Webinar: Including Diverse Voices
Watch this webinar to learn how SVRI and key partners (UN Women, Association for Progressive Communications and the Global Partnership) are working together on a research priority setting process to draw on the wisdom of the crowd and set research priorities for the next 5-10 years for fair, effective and relevant research on TFGBV - and how you can be involved in the process.
This event was hosted as a parallel event in the framework of the NGO CSW67 Forum.