24/7 provincial toll-free crisis line 18779770007

  • Manitoba Association of Women's Shelters

MAWS provides information only. If you are in danger call 911. If you or someone you know is being abused, call the confidential 24/7 provincial toll-free crisis line at: 1-877-977-0007

Cyberviolence: What You Need To Know + How To Protect Yourself & Others

We’re all spending more time on the Internet and social media. For women and girls, particularly, as well as those who experience multiple, intersecting forms of discrimination, this means they’re at greater risks of being affected by cyberviolence, online harassment and stalking. Abusers may threaten to share a survivor’s intimate images and videos, stalk them online, harass them using social media and email, and share their personal information online, as a form of punishment and control. This increases the risk of further abuse, stalking and harassment of survivors.

Everyone has the right to be safe, online and offline. Online hate affects our communities and prevents members of our society from participating and thriving in online communities and discourses equally. This #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth, we’re highlighting common forms of cyberviolence and some ways to protect each other from online hate.

 

#DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth #EndGBV #EndOnlineHarassment #EndCyberViolence