Women’s Access to Justice in the Age of Technology: corporate and domestic legal remedies for cases of ICT-related violence against women
Information and Communications Technology (ICT)-related violence against women (VAW) is increasingly becoming part of women’s experience of violence and their online interactions. The harms and violations against women perpetrated through and within ICTs have been, for the most part, seen as trivial, receiving inadequate and inappropriate response from the different actors such as the state, the private sector, the civil society and even women themselves.
It is in this context that Foundation for Media Alternatives and Women’s Legal and Human Rights Bureau worked together on a research funded by the Association for Progressive Communications that examined the availability and effectiveness of existing domestic legal remedies for victim-survivors of ICT-related VAW and to prevent such violence. The research explored ICT-related VAW by mapping the existing domestic legal remedies and conducting case studies. Using access to justice framework, the research looked at ICT-related VAW as a product of a hierarchical system of oppression. It interrogated the intersectionality of discrimination women face whilst mindful of the continuum of violence experienced by women, and the continuum of agency and empowerment that women, both individually and collectively, exercised.
In line with this, we would like to invite you in the forum entitled, “Women’s Access to Justice in the Age of Technology: corporate and domestic legal remedies for cases of ICT-related violence against women” to present the result of the study. This will be held on 18 September 2014, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at Fersal Hotel, Kalayaan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City. We hope you can attend and engage in a meaningful discussion in relation to the findings of the study.
For more information call Tel. 435-6684.
Foundation for Media Alternatives
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