Gender violence and feminist self-defense
- Alex Hache (Ciberfeminist)
Including gender in privacy and security forces us to adopt an intersectional approach - one that relates to the diversity of cultures, social conditions, gender identifications, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, beliefs and other structures of power that can create inequalities for individuals and communities in terms of their access to the tools and practices of privacy and security. The use of ICTs to control, monitor and spying, as well as phenomena such as cyberbullying, hate speech, blackmail and extortion, violate the rights of women and LGTBIQ+ people to be free from any type of violence as well as their right to privacy, public participation, freedom of speech and opinion. In this talk we will discuss some of the characteristic impacts of gender-based violence facilitated by the ICTs, as well as those who carry them out, and will end by focusing on some areas of action to overcome this violence.