Online violence and Cyber Crime against women

With the ever-increasing population online on apps such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, women have become victims of online harassment and online violence. Women often experience speech that may incite hatred, violence, harm and all of which are often highly gendered and highly sexualised. Though many social media platforms have policies in place to protect groups from hate speech, it still exists and is still very much a part of women’s everyday life online. Online violence against women is a form of gender-based violence and need a holistic, systemic approach to rule out.