Today (26.06.19) the EVAW Coalition are sharing our response to Government’s Online Harms White Paper Consultation (Deadline Monday 1st July 2019) which sets out proposals for online regulations. Our response is available here: Online Harms EVAW Response
The EVAW Coalition believes that new law and policy being considered by the Government, in close ‘negotiation’ with the big tech giants, is a critical area where abuse of women and girls is very real, is increasing and needs specific naming and commitments. Any proposals in this area need to focus on changing the behaviour and attitudes of those who perpetrate online harms and the systems that enable them, rather than telling individuals how to ‘stay safe’ online. In it we set out the need for online Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) to be recognised as a harm in its own right.
If you work in this field, if you have specialist knowledge or if you have experience of these issues and want your voice to be heard, please do use our submission to help you think about what you want to say if that is helpful. Our submission is also a work in progress so if you had any comments or observations please do get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.