Citizen Lab Launches Survey to Research the Gender Dimensions of Digital Transnational Repression
Citizen Lab, a research center based at the University of Toronto, is conducting a project looking at the gender dimensions of digital transnational repression. States increasingly use digital tools to harass or silence citizens who have fled their home country. Women are victim to very specific types on online attacks including threats of rape and other misogynistic threats, as highlighted in Citizen Lab’s report on psychological and emotional war. Citizen Lab is calling for women living abroad who are still engaged in activism, political, or social work in their country of origin to share their experiences of continued targeting or harassment by former national government.
Find out more about the survey here.
Learn more about digital transnational repression here.