85% of women have witnessed harassment and online violence
The internet presents a double-edged sword for women. On the one hand, it provides vital spaces for women seeking expression and opportunity. On the other, it’s increasingly a vector for abusers targeting women. The COVID-19 pandemic worsened this situation as women spend more time online, increasing their exposure to threats.
With a view to enable informed decision making on the issue, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) completed a study in 2020, developing a credible and granular measurement of the global prevalence of online violence against women.