Start with survivors and activists. Stir in technologists, digital security trainers, designers, artists, filmmakers and writers. Add a healthy dose of feminism. Go ahead and add an extra spoonful! Cook until you can’t wait any longer. Your anti-GBV movement is ready! Get it while it’s hot!
We're kicking off this year's 16 Days campaign with videos, and you're the director! All you have to do is pull out your smart phone; interview a few women and girls at school, at work or in your community; get their opinions and permission to share; and publish the video.
That's what we're asking Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Join our campaign beginning 21 July to demand answers and action!
Every situation is different. Some blackmailers may be bluffing or may fade away after being refused payment or blocked, while others may aim for real damage. Regardless, it's not your fault.
Your right to privacy
Article 12, Universal Declaration of Human Rights:: "No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks."
Extortion is the crime of threatening to reveal embarrassing or damaging information about a person to the public, family or associates unless that person buys the extorter's silence.
Because the information is usually true, it is not revealing the information that is criminal, but demanding money – or other favours – in return for not releasing the information.
In 2004, a multi-media
messanging (MMS) clip of two teenage students engaged
in a private sexual act was circulated and eventually
on sale by a third-party in a popular auction site.
of women are are catching street harassers red-handed
with their mobile phones, posting images of those who
leer, grope and more on a blogsite.