Inter Press Service (IPS) Africa and APC Women co-hosted a media roundtable entitled ‘Click against violence: taking 16 days of activism online’, to discuss online gender-based violence and resources available to cover the issue.

According to IPS Africa, the United Nations estimates 95% of aggressive behaviour, harassment, abusive language and denigrating images in online spaces are aimed at women and come from partners or former male partners. Other surveys show that the victims of cyber-stalking are predominantly female.