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Freedom of Expression of Women in the Public Sphere

Freedom of Expression of Women in the Public Sphere: From Objectification to Technology Facilitated Sexual ViolenceFull Article Name: Freedom of Expression of Women in the Public Sphere: From Objectification to Technology Facilitated Sexual Violence

Open Access: Yes

Abstract

Women in the public sphere, including women journalists, human rights defenders, politicians, and activists, face many challenges in exercising their freedom of expression across the globe. Both online and offline, the prevalence and normalisation of sexualised, objectifying, and humiliating images of women and girls, as well as technology-facilitated violence against women and pornographic content in the digital environment, limit and challenge the right to freedom of expression and opinion of women in the public sphere in multiple ways. In this submission, we draw attention to three issues. 

    Citation

    Amankaviciute, S., Pringle, H., & Zalnieriute, M. (2021). Freedom of expression of women in the public sphere: From objectification to technology facilitated sexual violence. UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Freedom of Opinion and Expression.