The term ‘cyber VAWG’ is used to capture the different ways that the internet and information and
communication technologies exacerbate and magnify acts of violence against women and girls.
This document presents findings from a rapid review of available literature on the nature and prevalence of
cyber violence against women and girls. It is accompanied by a parallel query (Q212) on what has
worked to help to prevent cyber violence against women and girls, including digital technology-based
Fraser, E. and Martineau-Searle, L (2018) Nature and Prevalence of Cyber Violence against Women
and Girls, VAWG Helpdesk Research Report No. 211. London, UK: VAWG Helpdesk.