“The main objectives of this paper are to:
• situate the growing threat of cyber violence against women and girls (VAWG) within the broader context and challenge of cyber-crime, Internet growth and governance, and human rights;
• define key priority areas of action that address the 5Ps of Due Diligence, through public sensitization, compliance of safeguards and the implementation of sanctions.
The paper highlights the need for change on all levels, and seeks to:
• frame these societal concerns, their ramifications and impacts in relation to guiding public perception, user behaviour from the end user point of view;
• postulate the necessary policy guidelines and frameworks around Internet governance for industry and service providers;
• join others in raising the alarm and driving an urgent call for concerted and coordinated action on multiple fronts, through sensitization, safeguards and sanctions.
The objective is […] to complement punitive systems and law enforcement with incentives to change behaviours through prevention, advocacy, education and the equivalent of ‘neighbourhood watch’ in the form of online civil society activities.
The graphic provides a high-level view of the complexity and interdependence of issues in dealing with cyber VAWG”.
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Report issued by the UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development (2015)