[Brussels 16 May 2019]
The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) is excited to announce the publication of our #HerNetHerRights Resource Pack and Activist Toolkit in six new European languages!
The Resource Pack and Activist Toolkit were developed in 2017 in the context of the original #HerNetHerRights project, which aimed to map the prevalence of online violence against women and girls across Europe.
Online violence is a gendered issue, affecting 1 in 4 girls in comparison to 1 in 5 boys in Europe. Nearly 75% of women have reported experiencing online abuse, with 20% of those indicating that they have experienced serious online sexual violence.
The Resource Pack and Toolkit summarises the key findings of the #HerNetHerRights report and provides readers with concrete recommendations on how we can revolutionise the digital space using strong feminist principles of equality.
In the context of the upcoming European elections, EWL experts from the EWL Observatory on violence against women and representatives from the EWL Women in Politics working group have come together to develop a training for women political candidates on this critical issue, basing the sessions on the core findings of this important resource pack.
We have now translated this great tool in Bulgarian,Italian, Finnish, German, Romanian and Turkish which you can access and download below! You can also access the Resource Pack and Toolkit in English here .
The EWL would like to specifically thank our members who completed the translations as p[art of their national awareness raising campaigns and training activities and who continue to dedicate themselves to eradicating all forms of violence against women and girls in Europe, whether offline or online.
Online violence against women and girls is part of the continuum of violence against women and must be stopped We call on all political leaders, tech giants and stakeholders to come together to ensure that our digital public spaces are safe for all women and girls!