Call for submissions on online violence against women

The Special Rapporteur on violence against women has called for submissions on online violence against women from different stakeholders, including States, National Human Rights Institutions, non-governmental organizations, as well as members of academia. She noted that while the use of information and communications technology has contributed to the empowerment of women and girls, there was a need to examine this recent phenomenon, and the applicability of national laws to it, and to make recommendations for States and non-State actors to fight online violence against women and girls while respecting freedom of expression. Last date of sending submissions is 30th September, 2017.