Developing Survivor-Centric Responses to Technology-Facilitated Gender Violence
As internet connectivity has become widespread, we see the rise of gender-based violence in digital spaces. The web is an extension of patriarchal and unequal offline spaces, where many forms of violence against marginalized genders are reproduced online, from harassment to cyberstalking to image-based sexual abuse. Some - because of their gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or caste - face disproportionate levels of digital abuse and harassment. Yet, most tech platforms are not designed to meet the needs of survivors, and at worst, perpetuate harms. Chayn and End Cyber Abuse will host a workshop on exploring survivor-centered, trauma-informed, intersectional technologies to prevent and redress gender violence, including principles like survivor co-creation and responsible data collection. We will highlight case studies of good practice, gather feedback from participants, and send people into breakout rooms to workshop a survivor-centric design of an app or social platform.