8-10 June 2022
Arena Berlin & Festsaal Kreuzberg
Technology facilitated gender-based violence, or tech abuse, is an urgent, global problem. What's more, the issue is fast-changing and continuously growing, and interventions so far have failed to adequately address it. To effectively tackle tech abuse, a new approach is needed.
For the past year, Chayn and End Cyber Abuse have been working together on Orbits - a field guide for intersectional, trauma-informed and survivor-centred responses to tech abuse. The guide explores the nature of the issue, how it shows up in different countries and contexts, and how current responses are failing survivors. With input from activists, researchers, technologists and others from around the world, we have sketched out an alternative approach, and developed easy-to-use principles to help make this approach a reality. In this lightning talk we'll share the findings and recommendations of the guide.
The talk will cover:
1) what tech abuse is
2) why an intersectional and trauma-informed approach is needed
3) how we can do this in practice, including principles and examples from the Orbits guide.