Gender based violence
Gender-based violence is one of the most widespread human rights violations in the world. How can we recognize it, who suffers the most, and what can we do about it?
Gender Based Violence in the Workplace
Gender based violence in the workplace is widespread worldwide and can take on various forms. It is rooted in unequal power relations. More and more organizations are fighting against this and striving to create a safe working environment for their employees.
The Heinrich Böll Foundation (hbs) stands for full respect for human rights and social justice for all. Gender democracy and a zero-tolerance policy towards all forms of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment are firmly anchored in the hbs at the normative, programmatic and organisational levels. We are committed to protecting all our core principles and see them as a shared responsibility and duty of all staff, partner organisations and individuals. Gender-based violence is the result of a culture of discrimination and privilege based on unequal power relations. As part of its commitment to promote gender democracy and to create and maintain a safe working environment for all, hbs has developed a protection policy based on the International Guidelines on Protection against Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH).
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Gender-based violence in digital spaces
Digital technologies are an integral part of people’s lives, enabling us to connect, share and collaborate in online spaces. However, their emergence has also created new spaces to gender injustice and discrimination, whereby women and girls are often particularly targeted. Digital technologies can aggravate existing forms and enable new forms of gender-based violence. Different categories of online GBV include among others: trolling, stalking, disinformation, non-consensual pornography and the most recent form called deepfakes – fake photos generated through AI Technology-based tools. They all can result in silencing women and other vulnerable groups and have other harmful and far-reaching impacts on their online and offline lives.