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.

Is there a way to leave this site immediately?

Click on the “Leave Now” button, and the page will redirect to an internet search page.

Digital Tool Catalogue

This Digital Catalogue provides resources for informational purposes only. While these resources have been reviewed and selected for this digital catalogue, the Transform project does not endorse or promote any of the resources provided in this catalogue. These are resources that have been collected for survivors of TFGBV and others to access based on their own needs and interests. However, it is up to individual survivors and other users to determine if they wish to utilize the resources included in the catalogue.

Prevention

Content Filtering and Information Removal

Tattle

Uli

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

Global Users.

Website, Browser Add On

English, Hindi

Learn More

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.
Download and Installation Required, Free
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

Learn More

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. Registration Required, Free
Go to Website

Jigsaw (Google)

Tune

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


Global Users.

Chrome Webstore, Chrome Browser Extension

English

Learn More

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.Open Source, Download and Installation Required, Free
Go to Website

Delete.Me

A paid, subscription-based service to remove personal data online.

Global Users; based on U.S. data broker practices.
Website and Paid Service, Online personal information removal

English

Learn More

Delete.Me is a paid subscription for users to submit their personal information to be found and removed from data broker websites.

Registration Required, Paid service, Must provide personal, identifying information through an online form
Go to Website

Kanary

A paid, subscription-based service to find and delete personal data from websites.

Global Users; based on U.S. data broker practices.
Paid service, Information removal

English

Learn More

Karary is a paid service where users create a profile with information to be used in scanning the internet and removing information.

The service manages the process of requesting information removal from sites. Reading and scrolling on site required, Registration Required, Registration Required
Go to Website

OneRep

A paid, subscription-based service to find and delete personal data from websites.

Global Users; Based on U.S. data broker practices
Paid service, Information removal

English

Learn More

OneRep is a paid service where users create a profile with information to be removed from the internet.

The site provides opt-opt guidance for data brokerage sites and paid options to include family members. Reading and scrolling on site required, Registration Required, Paid service
Go to Website

Pen America

Protection from Doxing

A resource for removing personal information from internet sites.

Global Users.

Resource and information

English

Learn More

Pen America

The Protection for Doxing guidance provides users with a number of different options for finding their own personal information published online and taking steps to remove it.
Reading and scrolling on site required, Free
Go to Website

Google

Google Alerts

A tool that provides users with updates when their personal information is a result of a Google Search.

Global Users.

Online Tool

English

Learn More

Google

The Google Alert tool allows users to receive notifications when their full name, phone number, home address, and other private data is the result of a Google Search.
Must click a link to reach the Google Alerts page. FreeGo to Website

Google

Remove Personal Information from Google Search

A Google service to request the removal of personally identifiable information from Google Search results.

Global Users.

Online Tool

English

Learn More

Google

The Remove Personally Identifiable Info tool allows users to request the removal of personal information from Google Search results.

The resource includes frequently asked questions about the service and how Google reviews and takes action on requests.Must click a link to reach the Google Alerts page. Free
Go to Website

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Privacy Badger

A browser extension that blocks tracking by third parties.Web browser extension, Online tool, For Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Opera

English, +7 others

Learn More

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Privacy Badger offers users a way to block third party tracking on websites that collect information.Free, Download required
Go to Website

Information & Awareness Raising

Ciberseguras

Breaking Down Gender Violence Online

Resources in Spanish for responding to online abuse.

Global Users.

Resources and Information,Website

Spanish

Learn More

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. Reading and scrolling on site required to access resources. Registration required. Free
Go to Website

Chayn

Orbits: A Global Field Guide

A guide with intersectional, survivor-centered, and trauma-informed TFGBV interventions.

Global Users.

Toolkit for TFGBV interventions,Website/PDF

English


Learn More

Chayn

The Orbits Global Field Guide includes information on online abuse and suggestions for designing better technology systems.
Reading and scrolling on site required. Resources are survivor-centered. Download may be required. Free

Go to Website

International Press Institute

On The Line: Monitoring Online Harassment of Journalists

A compilation of resources for journalists who are experiencing violence.

Global Users.

Resources and information,Website

English, French, +5 others

Learn More

International Press Institute

On The Line: Monitoring Online Harassment of Journalists provides resources for awareness raising about violence against women journalists, tools for newsrooms, and patterns of online harassment.
Reading and scrolling on site required, FreeGo to Website

Plan International

Maru

A chatbot that provides information about online harassment.

Global Users; Developed by youth activists.
Information and resources, Chatbot

English

Learn More

Plan International

Maru is a chatbot to support and empower people who are experiencing, witnessing, or fighting online harassment by providing advice and resources from experts and activists.

The guidance covers protection from online harassment, reporting and responding, and supporting others. Free
Go to Website

Digital Security Strengthening

She Persisted

A Digital Resilience Toolkit for Women in Politics

A document with links to resources for responding to online abuse.

Global Users; designed for women in politics.

Resources and Information, PDF Document

English

Learn More

She Persisted

A Digital Resilience Toolkit for Women in Politics is a PDF document that includes information on reporting and responding to online abuse.Download may be required. Free
Go to Website

Glitch

Dealing with Digital Threats to Democracy: A toolkit to help women

A toolkit to help women in public life be safer online.

Global Users; designed for women in public life.

Toolkit, PDF

English

Learn More

Glitch

Dealing with Digital Threats to Democracy: A toolkit to help women in public life be safer online provides recommendations for digital privacy and security, and tips for being an online bystander.
Download may be required. Free
Go to Website

Reporters Without Borders

Help Desk for Digital Security

A helpdesk for journalists to improve their digital security skills.

Global Users; designed for journalists.

Website, Resources and Information

English

Learn More

Reporters Without Borders

The Help Desk for Digital Security has information for increasing digital security and developing a threat model.

Digital security guides are also available on the site. Reading and scrolling on site required. Free
Go to Website

Chayn

Advanced DIY Privacy for Every Woman

A helpdesk for journalists to improve their digital security skills.

Global Users.

Website, Resources and information

English

Learn More

Chayn

Advanced DIY Privacy for Every Woman provides survivor-informed guidance for improving safety across devices, browsers, and apps and during activities such as browsing the web.

The guide provides specific guidance on best practices for social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Foursquare.

Resources are survivor-informed. Resources are survivor-informed. Reading and scrolling on site required. Free
Go to Website

Digital Rights Foundation

The Art of Digital Security for Pakistani Women

Resources for Pakistani women when using digital tools.Designed for Pakistani Women, Resources and information, PDF

English

Learn More

Digital Rights Foundation

The Art of Digital Security for Pakistani Women addresses risks for Pakistani women online.

The resource addresses the cultural contexts in which Pakistani women live, and includes information about social media practices, cyber harassment, and digital security.
Download may be required, Reading and scrolling on site required. Free
Go to Website

Internews, Defend the Defenders, and Safe Sisters

Safe Sisters

A guide for women and girls to improve their digital security.Designed for women and girls in Sub-Saharan Africa, Resources and information, PDF

English

Learn More

Internews, Defend the Defenders, and Safe Sisters

Safe Sisters: A Common Sense Guide to Digital Safety for Women and Girls in Sub-Saharan Africa provides guidance on digital security practices.

Topics include hacking, online surveillance, and protecting personal information on shared devices.
Download may be required. Free
Go to Website

Pollicy and Paradigm Initiative

Digital Safe-Tea

An online game for learning about digital safety issues.Designed for young women across Africa, Interactive website, Resources and information.

English, Luganda, +2 others

Learn More

Pollicy and Paradigm Initiative

Digital Safe-Tea is an online game that provides information about digital safety issues and provides resources for addressing those issues.

A certificate of completion can be downloaded at the end of the course.
Download of certification may be required, Reading and scrolling on site required, Free
Go to Website

KICTanet

Women and Data online safety comic strip

An online comic strip on data protections and privacy for women in politics.Designed for Kenyan women, Website, Resources and information

English, Swahili

Learn More

KICTanet

Women and Data online safety comic strip provides women in Kenya involved in politics information about online harassment, non-consensual and faked images, and other forms of TFGBV as well as resources to become more
resilient to it.

There are links to additional resources and information at the end of the comic.
Free
Go to Website

Protégé.LA

A set of resources for improving digital security and privacy.Designed for Spanish speakers, Website, Resources and information

Spanish

Learn More

Protégé.LA provides resources for understanding digital attacks, guides and tools to improve digital safety, and creating digital security plans.

The website includes a list of tools for applying safe practices, such as two factor authentication.
Download may be required, Reading and scrolling on site required. Free
Go to Website

Taller de Communication Mujer and UNHCR Acnur

Guia Metodologica Sobre Violencia de Genero Digital

A guide for migrants and refugees for security and digital care.Designed for Spanish speaking migrant and refugees, Resources and information, PDF

Spanish

Learn More

Taller de Communication Mujer and UNHCR Acnur

The Guia Metodologica Sobre Violencia de Genero Digital provides migrants and refugees with recommendations for promoting digital protection including increased digital safety.

It includes guidance on secure passwords, reducing personal data on the internet, using secure instant messaging apps, and more.Download may be required, Free
Go to Website

Derechos Digitales

MicroSD

A digital safety tool for journalists and social communicators.Designed for journalists and social communicators, Website, Resources and information

Spanish

Learn More

Derechos Digitales

The MicroSD website offers opportunities for users to build skills in protecting personal information online, accounts and profiles, devices, and communication over the internet.
Reading and scrolling on site required to access resources. Free
Go to Website

Rory Peck Trust

Rory Peck Trust Digital Security Guide

A guide with information on improving digital security.

Global Users; Designed for freelance journalists.

Website, Resources and Information

Arabic, English, +6 others

Learn More

Rory Peck Trust

The Rory Peck Trust Digital Security Guide includes resources for improving digital security, including protecting personal data and data about journalistic sources.
Reading and scrolling on site required. Free
Go to Website

Committee to Protect Journalists

Digital Safety: Using online platforms safely as a journalist

Recommended action steps to increase digital security.

Global Users; designed for journalists.

Website, Resources and Information

Arabic, English

Learn More

Committee to Protect Journalists

The Digital Safety: Using online platforms safely as a journalist resource provides recommended actions for improved digital security.

It is applicable to social media platforms, wikis, WordPress, and Substack.
Reading and scrolling on site required. Free
Go to Website

PEN America

Online Harassment Field Manual

A manual for women, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ for navigating online abuse.Designed for journalists, artists, activists. Website, Resources and Information

Arabic, Chinese, +5 others

Learn More

PEN America

The Online Harassment Field Manual provides writers, journalists, artists, and activities with tools for tightening digital safety.

Included are guidelines for developing policies and coping strategies. Reading and scrolling on site required. Free
Go to Website

Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma

Online Abuse: A Self-Defense Guide

A guide with tips for journalists to address online abuse.

Global Users; designed for journalists.

Website, Resources and Information

English

Learn More

Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma

Online Abuse: A Self Defense Guide provides resources to lessen the impact of online abuse.

Users can access tips about evaluating the severity of threats, understanding the workings of abusive environments, and addressing extreme situations.
Reading and scrolling on site required. Free
Go to Website

International Women’s Media Foundation

Protection Guide for Newsrooms & Journalists Against Online Violence

Best practices to address online violence for journalists and reporters.

Global Users; designed for journalists.

Website, Resources, Information, Assistance

English

Learn More

International Women’s Media Foundation

A Guide to Protecting Newsrooms and Journalists Against Online Violence provides policies and methods to address online violence.

The guide’s contents include case studies, templates, and resources.
Reading and scrolling on site required. Free
Go to Website

Ongoing Education

Free Press Unlimited

Safety Training for Female Journalists

An instructor guide and support resources to lead a four-day safety workshop.

Global Users.

designed for journalists, Website, Safety training curriculum

English

Learn More

Free Press Unlimited

The Safety Training for Female Journalists provides curriculum resources to respond to the safety challenges affecting women journalists.

Topics include physical, digital, and psychosocial safety considerations. Reading and scrolling on site required. Free
Go to Website

Atingi

Digital Enquirer Kit

A self study course to learn how to identify misinformation and find reliable information online.

Global Users.

Website, Safety training curriculum

English

Learn More

Atingi

The Digital Enquirer Kit is a self-paced course with 90-minute modules.

Topics cover identifying and responding to misinformation, verifying information, protecting information, and knowing how to keep yourself and others safe.
Registration on the Platform and Enrolment in the Course Required, Reading and scrolling on site required. Free
Go to Website

Free Press Unlimited and Greenhost

Totem

Online training and tools for protecting security and privacy.

Global Users; designed for journalists and activists.

Training Courses, Training

Arabic, Bengali, +5 others

Learn More

Free Press Unlimited and Greenhost

The Totem platform offers online training for protecting journalists’ security and improving digital hygiene.

Topics include risk analysis, documentation, device security, and online identity protection. Training content is informed by activists, journalists, and digital security trainers.
Registration Required, Reading and scrolling on site required. Free
Go to Website

Trollbusters

Digital Hygiene Lessons

Short videos for improving digital safety and identifying risk.

Global Users; designed for journalists and activists.

Website, Resources, Information, Training

English

Learn More

Trollbusters

Digital Hygiene Lessons offers short videos with instructions to increase digital security and identify specific risks, providing step by step instructions for building online resilience.

Scroll on webpage to find link under Resources.
Resources are survivor informed. Reading and scrolling on site required. Free
Go to Website

Physical Security Strengthening

NDI

#think10

A safety planning tool for women in politics with guidance for personal security.

Global Users: designed for women politicians.

Website; App, Safety audit

English

Learn More

NDI

The #think10 tool is designed for women in politics to provide a confidential way to assess their security and make a plan to increase their safety.

The tool is calibrated for women politicians in 172 countries. Website and App require clicking through the tool, Free
Go to Website

Knight Center

How to Report Safely

A self-directed course with safety guidance for the media community.

Global Users: media professionals.

Website,Training

English

Learn More

Knight Center

How to Report Safely: Strategies for women journalists and their allies is a 4-module, self-directed course with frameworks to mitigate and manage risks experienced by women and allies.

Topics include safety planning for journalists, situational awareness and personal safety, harassment and gender-based violence, and mental well-being.
Reading and scrolling on site required. Free
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.
Designed for journalists in 13 countries. PDF, Legal Tools

English

Learn More

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.
Download may be required. Free
Go to Website

Digital Rights Foundation

Cyber Harassment Helpline

A free helpline for victims of online harassment and violence in Pakistan.
Users in Pakistan, Website, Helpline

English

Learn More

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.
Free
Go to Website

UNICEF and GBV AoR

E-referral Pathway App (eRPW)

An e-referral app with updated information on GBV providers.
Designed for Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, and Turkey cross-border, App, Referral Tool

English, Shona, +1 other

Learn More

UNICEF and GBV AoR

The eReferral pathways app provides users with real-time information on GBV service providers and feedback from users.

The app is available for devices or via the web, and the referral pathways can be downloaded in PDF or excel.
Download may be required. Free
Go to Website

TrollBusters

Report Online Abuse

A Google form for reporting online abuse.

Global Users

Website and Google Form, Reporting Online Abuse

English

Learn More

TrollBusters

Report Online Abuse is a mechanism for reporting online abuse. Users can also request assistance to be delivered within 24 hours. Resources are survivor informed.
Users must scroll to “Report” resources and click on “Report Online Abuse”, Free
Go to Website

Segur@s En Linea

Reporting on the Platforms

A Spanish-language resource for reporting online violence on social media platforms.

Global Users

Website, Reporting Online Abuse

Spanish

Learn More

Segur@s En Linea

Reporting on the Platforms is a website with links for taking action against abuse on social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, and others.

The website provides resources, information, and guidance on improving password strength and other safety tips.
Users must scroll to “Report” resources and click on “Report Online Abuse”, Free
Go to Website

Jigsaw

Harassment Manager

Open source code for documenting and managing abuse on social media.

Global users; Informed by journalists, activists and NGOs
Code, Documenting/Managing Abuse

English

Learn More

Jigsaw

Harassment Manager is a web application that helps users identify and document harmful posts, mute, or block harassment on Twitter.

Additionally, Perspective API can be used to detect comments that are likely to be toxic.
Reading and clicking on links required, Users must know how to use open-source code, Free
Go to Website

Hate Aid

Hate Aid

A person-to-person resource to address online hate.
Users in Germany and the EU, Website and Reporting Form, Psychological and legal support for online hate

English, German

Learn More

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.
Reading and scrolling on site required. Free
Go to Website

Access Now

Access Now: Digital Security Helpline

A helpline with resources for digital safety.

Global Users; designed for civil society activists, media, and journalists.
Website, Helpline

Arabic, English, +7 others

Learn More

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.
Free, Use buttons on website to connect with help.
Go to Website

Journalists in Distress

Journalists in Distress Network

A network of international organizations that assist journalists.

Global users; designed for journalists

Website, Network of assistance providers

English

Learn More

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.
Reading and scrolling on site required. Free
Go to Website

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Legal Hotline

A hotline to request information and assistance.
Global Users; designed for journalists and media lawyers,
Website, Report Form, Hotline

English

Learn More

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

The Legal Hotline is a form journalists and media lawyers can complete to request assistance Monday through Friday and receive information in response.

The site does not offer client confidentiality.
Free
Go to Website

Free Press Unlimited

Reporters Respond

The emergency fund provides assistance and advice.

Global Users; deigned for journalists media professionals.
Website, Emergency and Legal Support

Arabic, English, +4 others

Learn More

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.
Reading and scrolling on site required. Free
Go to Website

Nothing2Hide

N2H Digital Security Helpline

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

Global users

Website, Helpline and Training

English, French

Learn More

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.
Use buttons on website to connect with help. Free
Go to Website

Defend the Defenders East and Horn of Africa

Emergency Assistance Contact Form

A helpline for human rights defenders needing emergency assistance.
Designed for human rights defenders in the East and Horn of Africa, Website, Email request form

English

Learn More

Defend the Defenders East and Horn of Africa

The Emergency Assistance form provides phone numbers and a secure email form to request emergency assistance.

The emergency response is focused on IT related incidents affecting human rights defenders.
Free
Go to Website

Right to Be

YouTube Safety Guide

The guide provides strategies for addressing harassment on YouTube.

Global users

Website, Resources, Information, and How to Report Harassment

English

Learn More

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.
Reading and scrolling on site required. Free
Go to Website

Thomson Reuters Foundation (et al)

Practical Guide for Women Journalists Responding to Online Harassment

Actions for women journalists to cope with online violence.

Global Users; designed for journalists and newsrooms

Website, Resources and Information,

Arabic, English, +5 others

Learn More

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.
Reading and scrolling on site required. Free
Go to Website

Online Image Abuse

Without My Consent

Something Can be Done! Guide

A guide with resources for documenting and taking actions against online image abuse

Global Users; U.S. Focus

Website, PDF, Documenting and Taking Action

English

Learn More

Without My Consent

The Something Can be Done! Guide offers users options and action points for addressing online violence, specifically related to consensual sharing of explicit images.

The Guide is U.S. focused, but has general advice about documenting evidence, strategies for having images taken down, and a resource for getting help for the emotional and psychological impact of online violence.
Reading and scrolling on site required, Free
Go to Website

Cyber Civil Rights Initiative

CCRI Safety Center

Resources for survivors of image-based sexual abuse, including a helpline and Safety Center.
Global Users: media professionals,
Website, Online Image-Based Violence Resources

English

Learn More

Cyber Civil Rights Initiative

The CCRI Safety Center offers users a number of resources to help address intimate image abuse, including a list of international resources and a series of steps to take to address non-consensual image sharing.


CCRI also offers a helpline phone number that users can call.
Reading and scrolling on site required. Free
Go to Website

Meta

Not Without My Consent

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

Global users

Website, Reporting and responding

English

Learn More

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.
Reading and scrolling on site required. Free
Go to Website

Financial Support Funds

International Women’s Media Foundation

IWMF Emergency Fund

A fund for women journalists for financial costs of online violence.

Global Users; designed for women journalists

Website, Emergency Fund

English, Spanish

Learn More

International Women’s Media Foundation

The IWMF Emergency Fund provides women journalists with small grants for psychological and medical care and assistance with temporary relocation and legal aid.

The fund also provides information and additional resources.

The fund has eligibility criteria and a link to an initial questionnaire to start the application process.
Reading and scrolling on site required, Free
Go to Website

Black Journalist Therapy Relief Fund and International Women’s Media Foundation

Black Journalist Therapy Relief Fund

A fund for Black journalists to manage the costs of mental health support.
Designed for Black journalists globally, Website and Application Form, Financial Support

English

Learn More

Black Journalist Therapy Relief Fund and International Women’s Media Foundation

The Black Journalist Therapy Relief Fund provides Black journalists financial support to access mental health services.

The fund was established during the COVID-19 pandemic and the increased focus on racial injustice and violence in the U.S. Application criteria, and a link to register and apply are provided on the site.
Reading and scrolling on site required. Free
Go to Website

Rory Peck Trust

Financial Assistance

Two trusts that address working in crises or access to therapy.
Designed for freelance journalists, Website, Application, Financial Support

Arabic, English, +4 others

Learn More

Rory Peck Trust

Financial Assistance is offered through either the Crisis Fund or Therapy Fund.

Journalists can apply based on the criteria provided on the website for financial assistance that will help journalists get the support they need to continue with their work.

The Fund intends to provide financial support to freelance journalists who have been injured, threatened, imprisoned, detailed, or forced into exile due to their work.
Reading and scrolling on site required. Registration Required Free
Go to Website

Recovery
National Association of Hispanic Journalists

Vita Activa

Referrals and information for mental and emotional support.

Global Users; designed for women, LGBTQI+, journalists, and activists

Website, Support Solutions.

Portuguese, Spanish

Learn More

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.
Reading and scrolling on site required. Free.
Go to Website

International Women’s Media Foundation

A Mental Health Guide for Journalists Facing Online Violence

A guide for mental health conditions from online violence.

Global Users; designed for journalists, newsrooms, and networks

PDF, Resources and Information.

English

Learn More

International Women’s Media Foundation

The Mental Health Guide for Journalists Facing Online Violence provides journalists with information and resources, such as a mental health self-evaluation chart, downloadable exercises to manage mental health strain, and
suggested resources and organization to provide further support.
Download may be required. Free.
Go to Website

Coalition Against Online Violence

Online Violence Support Hub: Psychosocial Support

A website with links to additional resources to improve mental health.

Global Users; designed for women media workers.

Website, Resources and Information.

English

Learn More

Coalition Against Online Violence

The Online Violence Support Hub: Psychosocial Support webpage provides media workers with resources for addressing their mental health needs in response to online violence. Information on site includes links to an
interactive self-care guide, information on seeking help, and additional resources.
Reading and scrolling on site required. Free.
Go to Website

Philome

Interactive Flow Chart

An interactive flowchart to assess mental health status and to support self-care.

Global Users.

Interactive website, Self Assessment.

English

Learn More

Philome

The Interactive Flowchart is an interactive resource that over the course of an hour helps users identify internal signals of stress and mental health strain. The self assessment takes approximately 60 minutes and guides the
user through a series of self-assessment questions.
Free
Go to Website

Without My Consent

How do I Get Help for What I’m Feeling?

Resources for addressing the emotional impact of privacy violations online.

Global Users; U.S. focused.

Website, Resources and Information.

English

Learn More

Without My Consent

The How Do I Get Help for What I’m Feeling webpage offers information and resources for addressing the emotional impact of online privacy violations. Resources cover topics such as common emotional reactions resulting from
privacy violations, how to address emotional responses, protecting physical safety, and finding help and support.
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Committee to Project Journalists

Psychological safety

Recommendations for recognizing psychological trauma.

Global Users; designed for journalists.

Website, Resources and Information.

English, French, +2 others

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Committee to Project Journalists

The Psychological Safety resource provides journalists with introductory information on the psychological trauma that can result from digital threats, and provides resources and strategies for addressing self-care.
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ThroughLine

Find a Helpline

A website with information to help find a helpline.

Global Users.

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English

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ThroughLine

Find a Helpline is a website where users can enter their country and find helplines in their area on different topics such mental health, GBV, and other issues.
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Acknowledgement

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: info.transform@irex.org