Supporting a Safer Internet is a multi-year research project created to explore the prevalence and impacts of technology-facilitated gender-based violence (TFGBV) experienced by women, transgender, gender non-conforming and gender-diverse people, as well as technology-facilitated violence against LGBTQ+ individuals. Led by the Centre for International Governance Innovation with funding from Canada’s International Development Research Centre and data collected by Ipsos, this project includes the first statistically meaningful survey of people’s experiences with and opinions of online harms, with a focus on countries in the Global South.
Research papers have been produced as part of the project, and data gathered from the survey is discussed in the project’s special report, Supporting Safer Digital Spaces. The special report provides recommendations to help civil society organizations, the private sector and governments better design responses to TFGBV through online platform regulation, education programs, legal recourse and more.
If you are experiencing online harm, you can find some support tools and resources from the Women’s Media Center here: https://womensmediacenter.com/speech-project/tools-resources