With the development of the Internet, a space has opened up where violence
against women is reproduced in various forms, expressions and dimensions.
some cases we have identified new forms of oppression and discrimination, or in
other situations we see that existing forms of violence against women are
proliferating on the Internet.
an interaction perspective, contact across the Internet works as a way to
quickly mobilize, create networks of instant contact, multiply
information, express support, show solidarity, etc, but it is also been
used as a means to commit crimes that are not regulated under national or
international legislation. Some of the most common crimes in the Internet
against women include sexual harrasment, violence in pornography, human
trafficking, violation of privacy and intimacy and child pornography.
life is not independent from everyday life, the ups and downs of
cybernetical interactions have their consequences in the real life of the
people involved. This is why these "new" ways in which violence
is been expressed throughout the Internet should be rejected and
counteracted in an effort to eradicate violence against women in all of
the case of women, the Internet has reproduced a pattern of violence,
sexual harrassment, discrimination, control and violation of human
rights. The purpose of the "Connect to a Network Free of
Violence" campaign is to raise awareness of the necessity of a
respectfull and violence-free Internet, while documenting the new ways in
which already existing violence is expressing.
To contribute to the elimination of violence against women on the Internet, to
expose and confront the abusive use of this technology for violating women’s
To encourage individuals,
organizations, and networks to use the Internet in a manner that is free of
violence and to create and promote respectful policies and ways of using the
To contribute and generate
interactions that respect women’s human rights through use of the Internet as
part of processes for democratization of the Internet.
To promote the development
of a network free of violence, sexism, discrimination and racism, and that
promotes and respects human rights, including those of women.
To expose connections among
all forms of violence against women on the Internet, as well as to expose other
forms of social and political discrimination.
To contribute to the
documentation and collection of testimonies and cases of violence against women
on the Internet.
To contribute to the
creation and diffusion of data bases with forms and examples of violence against
women in the Internet.
To contribute to the
creation and diffusion of networks, data bases of resources, websites and
programs that participate in efforts to eliminate violence toward women on the
To develop a feminist
perspective and approach to violence toward women on the Internet, and not
separate violence in the public sphere from that in the private sphere.
To contribute to exposing
violence against women and its connection to other forms of oppression, sexism,
homophobia, discrimination, racism, ethnocentrism and imperialism.
CAN JOIN THE CAMPAIGN?
individual person, network and organization can join. We just ask you to
let us know through our e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
The names of the campaign´s suscritoras will be added to the campaign´s
TO JOIN THE CAMPAIGN
and networks who join the campaign make a commitment to denounce and resist any
form of violence against women on the Web.
Those who join this
campaign make a personal commitment to work to eliminate violence against women.
The web sites that
participate in the campaign commit to maintain web pages that are free of
violence and promote respectful use of the Internet.
Participants place the
violence-free campaign logo on their webpages to express their support for the
THE CAMPAIGN LOGO
logo can be downloaded in various ways, to be
shared with other web sites, be printed or for distribution. Just click on the
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Global South identity, that approaches its international work by combining the
creative use of new information & communication technologies with traditional
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