In the last three years, the CFWIJ has documented an unprecedented increaseof online and physical attacks on women journalists or any women voices allaround the world. As online trolling and other severe threats towards women areon the rise, the campaign aimed to bring awareness about this burning issueand to bring forth potential remedies.
The Coalition For Women In Journalism documented 267 cases of attacks and threats against women journalists in the first half of this year (2020).
In line with the suggestions that women journalists discussed CFWIJ determined that the following actions (apart from solidarity and awareness campaigns such as #ThreatsToWIJ) are needed to tackle the issue at hand:
1) State action and regulations,
2) Societal structural change to tackle misogyny
3) Union and NGO efforts
4) Action by social media platforms. Tags:
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