Women’s Digital

Resource Catalogue

A collection of digital resources to help women experiencing technology-facilitated gender-based violence.

This catalogue offers a selection of tools and resources to help women address online or digital violence directed at them because of their gender identity, referred to as technology facilitated gender based violence. The tools in the catalogue provide self-identified women with information and recommended actions to prevent, respond to, and recover from forms of technology facilitated gender based violence. While the tools are applicable for women generally, the catalogue focuses on offering useful tools to women who participate in public and political life, such as politicians, journalists, activists, human rights defenders, or influencers.

What is the purpose of this digital catalogue?

To improve women’s access to tools and resources that provide support when coping with, addressing, and building resilience to technology facilitated gender based violence.

What is available in the catalogue?

The catalogue provides a select set of tools organized into categories of Prevention, Response, and Recovery. The tools were selected based on the types of information or resources they offer, the responsiveness of the tools to the forms of technology facilitated gender based violence women encounter, and the quality and utility of the tools. The tools and resources range from non-judgmental to survivor-centered approaches for how they address aspects of experiences that women in public and political life describe regarding technology facilitated gender based violence. The majority of the tools included in this catalogue are free of cost, while some require registration or log in credentials to access.

How do I use the catalogue?

Under each category, the resources or tools are listed on cards that flip front to back when hovered over (on a computer) or tapped (on a mobile device). The front of the cards provide a short descriptions of the tool or resource and the languages in which it is available. Additional details are provided on the back of the cards with information about accessing the tool or resource, such as if additional clicks or downloads are required after clicking on the GO TO SITE button beneath each card.

Will there be more tools added to the catalogue?

The majority of the tools and resources currently in the catalogue were originally designed in English, although many are offered in additional languages. Many of the resources are currently in the Prevention category, with fewer resources available under Response and Recovery. Additional tools will be added to the catalogue over the coming months that reflect a greater diversity of languages, that respond to Response and Recovery needs, that address how technology facilitated gender based violence operates in different social contexts, and that are specifically tailored for different groups of women in public and political life.

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Digital Tool Catalogue

Prevention

Content Filtering and Information Removal

Tattle

Uli

A browser add-on to redact and document abusive images or content on Twitter.

English, Hindi

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Tattle

Uli is a browser add-on that helps users manage abusive content. Additionally, the website provides more resources for users to understand, report, archive, and mitigate online abuse.
Go to Website

Thomson Reuters Foundation

TR Filter

A web application for flagging, documenting, and managing online harassment.Global Users; designed for journalists and media practitioners Website, Web Application

English

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Thomson Reuters Foundation

TR Filter is for journalists and media practitioners who use Twitter. The filter detects harmful text comments and assists with documenting abusive content, including by generating reports.
Go to Website

Jigsaw (Google)

Tune

A Chrome browser extension to customize the level of toxic content seen in comments.

English

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Jigsaw (Google)

Tune works on the Chrome browser to let users determine how much toxic content they see on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and Disqus.
Go to Website

Information & Awareness Raising

Ciberseguras

Breaking Down Gender Violence Online

Resources in Spanish for responding to online abuse.

Spanish

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Ciberseguras

Breaking Down Gender Violence Online includes resources for awareness raising, skills building to increase digital security, and responding to online abuse.
It also includes guidance for increasing the security of devices.
Go to Website

Chayn

Orbits: A Global Field Guide

The Orbits Global Field Guide provides intersectional, survivor-centered, and trauma-informed interventions to technology-facilitated gender-based violence (TFGBV).


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Chayn

The Orbits Global Field Guide includes information on online abuse and suggestions for designing better technology systems.
Go to Website

International Press Institute

On The Line: Monitoring Online Harassment of Journalists

A compilation of resources for journalists who are experiencing violence.

English, French, Portuguese, Serbian, Slovene, Spanish, Turkish

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International Press Institute

On The Line: Monitoring Online Harassment of Journalists provides resources that include awareness raising about violence faced by women journalists, tools for newsrooms, and patterns of coordinated online harassment.
Go to Website

Response
Thomson Reuters Foundation (et al.)

Online Attacks Against Journalists: Know Your Rights

Resources for journalists to seek help, report offenses, and gather evidence about online abuse.

Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish

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Thomson Reuters Foundation (et al.)

Online Attacks Against Journalists: Know Your Rights provides legal tools for journalists who have experienced online harassment.
The resource includes examples of litigation initiated by journalists who have experienced online harassment.

Go to Website

Digital Rights Foundation

Cyber Harassment Helpline

A free helpline for victims of online harassment and violence in Pakistan.

Pakistan-focused

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Digital Rights Foundation

The Cyber Harassment Helpline provides free and confidential phone calls for victims of cyber violence.
Callers can receive legal advice, digital security support, and referrals for psychological counseling.
Go to Website

TrollBusters: Online Pest Control

Report Online Abuse

A Google form for reporting online abuse.


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TrollBusters: Online Pest Control

Report Online Abuse is a mechanism for reporting online abuse.
Users can also request assistance to be delivered within 24 hours.
Go to Website

Hate Aid

Hate Aid

A person-to-person resource to address online hate.

English, German

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Hate Aid

Hate Aid provides psychosocial counseling sessions, personalized recommendations for legal or other referral services, and assistance with documenting and reporting online hate.
Assistance is provided based on the German legal system and EU laws.
Go to Website

Access Now

Access Now: Digital Security Helpline

A helpline that offers free resources for digital security risks.

Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog

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Access Now

The Digital Security Helpline provides resources to civil society activists, media organizations, journalists, bloggers, and human rights defenders.
The Helpline offers support to assess professional risks, identify digital security needs, and resolve existing problems.
Go to Website

Journalists in Distress

Journalists in Distress Network

A network of international organizations that provides assistance to journalists.


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Journalists in Distress

The Journalists in Distress Network offers a network of organizations that share information and coordinate efforts to assist journalists who are threatened because of their work.
Go to Website

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Legal Hotline

A hotline journalists and media lawyers can complete to request legal information and assistance.

English

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Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

The Legal Hotline is a form where journalists and media lawyers can request assistance Monday through Friday and receive information in response. The site does not offer client confidentiality.
Go to Website

Free Press Unlimited

Reporters Respond

The emergency fund provides journalists and media professionals with emergency assistance and advice.

Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

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Free Press Unlimited

The Reporters Respond Emergency Response Fund offers emergency assistance, legal support, psychosocial support, safety advice and preventative safety measures. Applicants must complete an approval process before receiving support.
Go to Website

Meta

Not Without My Consent

A list of resources for users of Meta’s social media platforms for when intimate images are shared without permission.

English

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Meta

Not Without My Consent is a resource for Meta’s social media platforms that provides users with resources for when intimate images are shared without consent. Topics include how to report nonconsensual image sharing, information for seeking help, and resources for stopping sextortion.
Go to Website

Nothing2Hide

N2H Digital Security Helpline

A 24-hour hotline for journalists, activists, and associations to improve digital security.

English

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Nothing2Hide

The Digital Security Helpline provides assistance with improving the security of digital tools and devices against potential hacking threats. Training is also offered on digital safety topics.
Go to Website

Right to Be

YouTube Safety Guide

The guide provides strategies for addressing harassment on YouTube.


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Right to Be

The YouTube Safety Guide provides strategies for managing and responding to harassment when using YouTube.
Resources include filing a defamation report and tips for protecting privacy.
Go to Website

Thomson Reuters Foundation (et al)

Practical Guide for Women Journalists Responding to Online Harassment

A list of actions for women journalists to cope with harassment and online violence.


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Thomson Reuters Foundation (et al)

The Practical Guide for Women Journalists on How to Respond to Online Harassment helps users lower the risk of digital attacks.
It includes recommendations on coping with online violence, documenting abuse, and taking remedial actions.
Go to Website

Recovery
National Association of Hispanic Journalists

Vita Activa

The organization offers referrals and information on mental and emotional support.

Portuguese, Spanish

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National Association of Hispanic Journalists

Vita Activa provides resources related to digital safety, psychological first aid, and for journalists experiencing trauma, crisis, and gender-based violence.
Go to Website

Digital Tool Catalogue

Spark would like to thank the Transform 
program for generously creating this collection 
of resources for Spark users.

The Transform (Transform Digital Spaces to Reflect Feminist Democratic Principles) program, a three-year USAID-funded global pilot initiative, supports practical approaches to preventing, mitigating, and responding to technology-facilitated gender-based violence (TFGBV), with a focus on addressing violence experienced by women in politics and public life.

Learn more at Transform Digital Spaces to Reflect Feminist Democratic Principles (Transform) Activity | IREX

For questions about this resource collection, please contact: xx@xxx.org