Types of Violence - - Europe

Cyber violence against women and girls

11.07.2018 / Created by (EMWF)

The increasing reach of the internet, the rapid spread of mobile information, and the widespread use of social media, coupled with the existing pandemic of violence against women and girls (VAWG), has led to the emergence of cyber VAWG as a growing global problem with potentially significant economic and societal consequences.In order to better understand the nature and prevalence of cyber VAWG, the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) has recently conducted desk research that aimed to identify and analyse the existing research on different forms of cyber VAWG and assess the availability of survey and administrative data on the phenomenon. The findings of this research and the resulting recommendations form the basis of this paper.


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : Institut européen pour l’égalité entre les hommes et les femmes – EIGE
  • Publishing house : European Institute for Gender Equality –EIGE
  • Publication date : 2017
  • Number of pages : 11
  • Language : English and french


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