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Call for submissions: Violence against women journalists

Chi Yvonne Leina
Posted February 27, 2020

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences Ms. Dubravka Šimonović, has identified the issue of violence against women journalists as the subject of her next thematic report to be presented to the UN Human Rights Council in June 2020.

Over the last decade, gender based violence against women journalists has been increasing and continues to form part of the daily routine of women journalists and media workers, who are subjected to intimidation, threats of rape, threats against family, and sexual harassment in the newsroom and in the field. They also are threatened for the type of stories they cover. While the digital era has created new opportunities for women journalists, it has also provided a platform for new forms of online violence including cyberstalking, defamation campaigns, “doxing”, “sextortion”

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Anita Shrestha
Feb 27
Feb 27

Thank you for sharing

Jill Langhus
Feb 28
Feb 28

Hi Leina,

How are you? Do you have a link to the submission site and to find out more about it?

Thanks!