GenderIT: Technology-related violence in the Philippines

In April 2014, I was hired as a rapporteur for a weeklong global meeting on Gender, Sexuality, and the Internet by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC). Part of the agenda was a focused meeting on their Ending violence against women project where there was a collective analysis of research findings by the participating countries. Fast forward to June 2015, and I was invited by GenderIT.org to interview Liza S. Garcia of the Philippines research team about their cases, two of which dealt with the dissemination of intimate images without the consent of the subject, and the third case, a really complex and sad one, about cyber child pornography cases happening in a municipality struggling with poverty.

You can read the full article here.

Featured image is the cover design of the Philippines country report (Gender Violence on the Internet: The Philippine Experience) as illustrated by Jamael A. Jacob.