Addressing technology enabled violence against women and girls in the digital age

Hopkins, Susan and Ostini, Jenny (2016) Addressing technology enabled violence against women and girls in the digital age. Redress, 25 (1). pp. 2-7. ISSN 1039-382X

Abstract

Internet-enabled technology can be empowering for victims of domestic violence, by providing them with education, information and expanded networks of social support, technology use can also become a source of vulnerability for women and girls. Instead of being empowered by technology, some women are being driven away from women’s refuge in Canberra, cited in Francis, 2015.
it by the rise of both cyber misogyny and digital domestic violence. When female victims are pushed offline their ability to participate effectively in a digital society and economy is severely undermined and women as a group are further excluded from positions of influence in the public sphere. Increasingly, enabling women and girls to take control of their ‘real’ lives and relationships, requires encouraging them to take control of their digital lives and relationships, through mastering new communication technologies in cultural and political contexts.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2017 04:53
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2017 06:00
Uncontrolled Keywords: communication technology, power, domestic violence, women
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200101 Communication Studies
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200205 Culture, Gender, Sexuality
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200102 Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950204 The Media
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950202 Languages and Literacy
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/30340

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