Why the Web Isn’t Working for Women and Girls

Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee says we must all address this dangerous trend

Illustration: Simone Noronha
  • Provide better data: Companies and governments must tackle the data void around online violence by systematically recording and publishing data on what women experience online.
  • Embed ‘gender equality by design’: Governments and companies must create all products, policies, and services based on data and feedback from women of all backgrounds.
  • Build legal protections: Governments must develop laws that hold perpetrators of online gender-based violence to account, and resource law enforcement to respond and prosecute when those laws are violated.
  • Be active bystanders: We must all speak up when we see harms against women and girls online.

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