Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, its Causes, and Consequences

Friday, November 3, 2017

The University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab, with research support from the IHRP’s law student Chelsey Legge,  has penned a submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes, and consequences, Dr. Dubravka Šimonović, in preparation for her report to the Human Rights Council in June 2018. The submission reviews some of the barriers to addressing problems of technology-facilitated violence, abuse, and harassment against women and girls, contextualizes the complicated environment within which online harassment operates, and suggests recommendations to address, mitigate, and remedy these issues.