Written by Ana Santos for Cosmpolitan Philippines
Jaylynne (not her real name), 22, was horrified when her friends told her about a Facebook page using her name and pictures. On the profile were status messages inviting men to have cyber sex with her and view her nude pictures.
Marta and Jaylenne were both victims of electronic violence against women (e-VAW), a new form of violence that uses technology such as mobile phones, internet and social media networks to harass, humiliate and degrade a woman.
Technology has made it easier and more convenient to subject women to acts of violence. Social media networks like Twitter and Facebook have also been used to spread damaging images and messages virally.
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