Cyber violence against women and girls is a new and emerging form of violence and the term is used to describe how the internet and information and communication technologies exacerbate and magnify acts of violence against women and girls. It includes hacking, impersonation, surveillance/tracking, harassment/spamming, recruiting victims into violent situations, and malicious distribution of intimate photos and messages.
This document presents findings from a rapid review of available literature on what has worked to prevent cyber violence against women and girls. It is accompanied by a parallel query on the nature and prevalence of cyber VAWG.
Faith, B and Fraser, E (2018) What Works to Prevent Cyber Violence against Women and Girls, VAWG Helpdesk Research Report No. 212. London, UK: VAWG Helpdesk.