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UN launches 'bodyright' symbol against online violence


The United Nations has launched a campaign against gender-based violence on the Internet, complete with a symbol (?) To be added to posts on social media to join. (HANDLE)

(ANSA) - NEW YORK, 02 DEC - The United Nations has launched a campaign against gender violence on the Internet, with a symbol (?) To be added to posts on social media to adhere to it.

    The "bodyright" campaign, launched by the United Nations population agency UNFPA, aims to affirm the right of women, young people, ethnic minorities and LGTB communities to be protected from online violence. "Everyone has the right to be free from fear and violence, both online and offline," said UFNPA Executive Director NataliaKanem. "It's time for tech companies and policy makers to take digital violence seriously."

    According to a survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit, 85% of women globally have experienced or witnessed digital violence against other women and 38% have experienced it.

    Among the possible abuses online, UNFPA includes cyberstalking, hate speech, doxxing (posting private information about an individual) and the non-consensual use of images and videos such as 'deepfakes'.

    The symbol aims to spread the need that "the images of our bodies receive the same respect and protection online as music, films and even company logos enjoy".


Source: ansa

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