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Cyberharassment in the context of Gender Violence

The social networks, applications, messaging and other uses of the new technologies have developed a dangerous aspect with instrument to exercise violence of gender and all type of harassment, especially to women and minors. Social networks have become parallel lives in which it seems that there is immunity to insult, denigrate, threaten and harass, especially using sex in its different aspects. There are various forms of what is being called cyberviolence against women and girls.

Some of them are also directed against children:

  • cyberstalking or stalking;

  • non-consensual pornography or "pornographic revenge";

  • calling her a prostitute;

  • unsolicited pornography;

  • sexual extortion;

  • the threats of rape and death;

  • doxing, which consists of collecting and publicly disseminating someone’s private data over the internet, impersonating someone on networks, creating fake profiles to discredit someone, etc.

  • Manuel Quilichini, Esq., Puerto Rico Bar Association

  • Agente Alek Pacheco, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE)

  • Mrs. Sarai Irizarry, Specialist in forensic interviews, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE)

  • Yanira Hernández Cabiya, School of Communications, Inter American University of Puerto Rico

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