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The UN offers “copyright” for bodies on the Internet

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The initiative promoted by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) aims to create a new copyright for bodies on the Internet, in particular for women, young people, ethnic minorities or the LGBT + community; groups particularly devalued, exploited and violated.

Everyone has the right to live free from fear and violence, both online and offline., said the director of the Fund, Natalia Kanem.

A woman at a press conference.

The Director of the United Nations Population Fund, Natalia Kanem

Photo: dpa via getty images / MOHAMMED HUWAIS

The digital sphere, in an increasingly connected world, is seeing increasing risks of gender-based violence, which can have consequences for mental and physical health, as well as professional ones, according to the manager.

It’s time for tech companies and policy makers to take digital violence seriously, said Natalia Kanem, recalling that cyberstalking, hate messages, disclosure and fraudulent use of photos and videos abound on the Internet.

According to a survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit, 85% of women with Internet access have witnessed online violence against other women, and 38% have personally experienced it. About 65% of women have experienced cyberstalking, hate messages and defamation, the survey said.

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