Women from selected war-affected districts creatively express their perception of cyber sexual and gender-based violence and gendered online hate speech
CEJ engaged women from Sinhala, Tamil, and Muslim communities in war-affected provinces to understand their perception of cyber sexual gender-based violence and gendered hate speech online. Using an immersive design, a creative consultant facilitated interactive experiences to gather data on the ground realities of women throughout Sri Lanka. Participants were encouraged to creatively express their views on online violence and hate speech. The output, a compilation of the participant’s creative expressions, will be finalized at the end of the inception phase and will help CEJ and its consortium partners in this project – Search for Common Ground and Hashtag Generation – analyze the offline impact of online engagements related to cyber sexual gender-based violence and gendered online hate speech and if and how it links with conflict-related sexual violence.
The below artwork was created by a group of women that focused on the theme: liberation from social media abuse.