Handbook for Civil Society Organizations on Building Women’s and Girls’ Knowledge and Skills to Understand, Detect, Prevent and Respond to Cyberviolence
The ‘Handbook for Civil Society Organizations on Building Women’s and Girls’ Knowledge and Skills to Understand, Detect, Prevent and Respond to Cyberviolence’ has been developed to help civil society efforts to galvanize women and girls as active agents of change in creating safer digital spaces and in addressing gender-based cyberviolence.
The handbook includes strategies and tips to recognize cyberviolence - it’s many forms, impacts, and perpetrators of cyberviolence - and provisions related to cyberviolence in Armenia. Where restrictions, lockdowns and other measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have boosted people’s already-growing online presence, interactions and reliance on digital services, it can also lead to cyberviolence especially against women and girls who are just crossing the digital divide. These risks need to be eliminated so that women and girls have equal access to and use of digital tools and can equally benefit from growth in the digital economy. This will ultimately lead to an online environment where women and girls can access information, services, and rights with dignity.
The handbook offers civil society organizations helpful tips and actions to take in building knowledge and skills of women and girls to protect, prevent and respond to cyberviolence.
The handbook can be used by women and girls (and men and boys) who face cyberviolence. The guide has been produced by UN Women and UNICEF under the joint UN project ‘Accelerating Women’s Empowerment for Economic Resilience and Renewal: The post-COVID-19 reboot in Armenia’, implemented by UNDP, UNIDO, UNICEF and UN Women.