Online abuse towards women and girls has increased in the past year, with more people online because of Covid-19 restrictions on their normal activities. Photo: Shutterstock Online abuse towards women and girls has increased in the past year, with more people online because of Covid-19 restrictions on their normal activities. Photo: Shutterstock
Online abuse towards women and girls has increased in the past year, with more people online because of Covid-19 restrictions on their normal activities. Photo: Shutterstock

Sexual harassment and assault

Women push back against online abuse, from deepfake porn to doxxing and threats of violence, that has increased amid Covid-19 lockdowns

  • With millions of people facing Covid-19 restrictions, the internet has become a refuge for many who are stuck at home
  • Online harassment of women and girls, usually by abusive partners or ex-partners, has increased dramatically

Topic |   Sexual harassment and assault
Online abuse towards women and girls has increased in the past year, with more people online because of Covid-19 restrictions on their normal activities. Photo: Shutterstock Online abuse towards women and girls has increased in the past year, with more people online because of Covid-19 restrictions on their normal activities. Photo: Shutterstock
Online abuse towards women and girls has increased in the past year, with more people online because of Covid-19 restrictions on their normal activities. Photo: Shutterstock
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