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Baseline survey on Online violence against women : understanding individual experiences of women and girls

The study aims to collect evidence of the prevalence of online violence against women in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. It seeks to understand the lived experiences and practices women and girls use to respond to online violence. The study will employ quantitative methods and qualitative methods interviews with key informants. The key informants in this study will be women aged between 18 and 60.

This work is part of Gender Links’ media freedom and digital rights work under the Engendering freedom of expression and digital equality, promoting women’s rights project which is supported by the Advancing Rights in Southern Africa Project (ARISA) programme.

This study complements a partnership research study conducted in 2021 by Gender Links and partners on Understanding Online Gender Based Violence. It borrows from, builds on and extends work undertaken by Pollicy on Online Gender Based Violence (OGBV).

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