Fighting Violence Against Women Online

Cover of Fighting Violence Against Women OnlineInternews conducted a comparative analysis of the legal frameworks applicable to online harassment and online gender-based violence (oGBV) in five countries in East and Southern Africa.

Researched and written by Chioma Nwaodike and Nerissa Naidoo, Internews’s comparative analysis was produced in partnership with Pollicy, as part of a larger body of research, Alternate Realities, Alternate Internets, examining theexperiences of African women in online spaces.

Internews’ review shows that legal frameworks are rarely fully representative of the practical realities in any country. South Africa, for example, boasts “progressive” gender-based violence laws yet maintains one of the highest gender-based violence incidence rates in the world.

Download and read the legal comparative analysis, and explore the entire research work via Pollicy.