Violence against women is now taking new forms and occurring in online spaces or through the use of ICTs. As more and more women go online using computers and mobile phones, many are silenced through acts of violence, sexism and censorship.

In order to explore and highlight issues of gender based violence, ICTs and the role of media, Inter Press Service Africa and APC Women hosted a media discussion on November 17 entitled ‘Click Against Violence: Taking 16 Days of Activism Online’.