Press release: Urgent action needed to combat online violence against women & girls, says new UN report

Millions affected globally, but most countries still failing to effectively address growing problem

New York, 24 September 2015 – A new report released today by the United Nations Broadband Commission reveals that almost three quarters of women online have been exposed to some form of cyber violence, and urges governments and industry to work harder and more effectively together to better protect the growing number of women and girls who are victims of online threats and harassment. The report notes that despite the rapidly growing number of women experiencing online violence, only 26 percent of law enforcement agencies in the 86 countries surveyed are taking appropriate action.

For full text see:    www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2015/36.aspx

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