"They Don't Leave Us Alone Anywhere We Go": Gender and Digital Abuse in South Asia

@article{Sambasivan2019TheyDL,
  title={"They Don't Leave Us Alone Anywhere We Go": Gender and Digital Abuse in South Asia},
  author={Nithya Sambasivan and Amna Batool and Nova Ahmed and Tara Matthews and Kurt Thomas and Laura Sanely Gayt{\'a}n-Lugo and David Nemer and Elie Bursztein and Elizabeth F. Churchill and Sunny Consolvo},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  year={2019}
}
South Asia faces one of the largest gender gaps online globally, and online safety is one of the main barriers to gender-equitable Internet access [GSMA, 2015]. To better understand the gendered risks and coping practices online in South Asia, we present a qualitative study of the online abuse experiences and coping practices of 199 people who identified as women and 6 NGO staff from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, using a feminist analysis. We found that a majority of our participants… 

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