Addressing the issue of online gender-based violence (OGBV) has great socio-political importance and impact as it significantly affects some of the most vulnerable groups. OGBV generates a series of consequences for women* that modify their behavior in their private lives and public spaces. Therefore, one of these consequences is the undermining of democracy. Online gender-based violence, specifically targeted at women in politics, directly threatens democracy as it deteriorates and wears out until it becomes more unjust and less participatory.
For the research, it was essential to identify the state of how countries are implementing institutional incentives for women to participate in politics. In addition, we look at the existing safeguards and legislation to counter OGBV and disinformation in Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil. The result is concrete recommendations to advance the protection and exercise of women's leadership in politics.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Fundación Multitudes is a non-profit organization, founded in 2014, with the mission of reducing the gap between citizens and decision-making processes.
With a team of professionals from various disciplines and with an independent partisan seal, it seeks to articulate civil society organizations to have an impact on public agenda, increasing participation, transparency, accountability, and implementing research-based advocacy. At the global level, Mu ltitudes is an advocate for human rights and democracy and since 2020 with the launch of the Women’s Observatory Against Disinformation, it has focused its efforts on studying the phenomenon of gendered disinformation, foreign influence, and the threat to democracies in Latin America.
Table of contents
Why this is important
Objective of the research
- Specific objectives
Institutional Mechanisms of gender quotas in Latin America
Gender violence in politics
Gender violence on the internet in Politics: Latin America
Disinformation and fake news as a manifestation of OGPV
Conclusions and Recommendations