Context matters in countering abuse against women online

Main outcomes of the IGF Best Practice Forum on Online Abuse and Gender-Based Violence Against Women:

  • There is a need for more research and more data on VAW online
  • The debate is still controversial and the underlying causes are hard to address without social change
  • An existing legal framework is often available, but effective law enforcement mechanisms are lacking
  • Social context and intersectionality need to be considered when trying to find solutions 

More info at the GIP Digital Watch Report from the Best Practice Forum.