International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (8 March) is a day for us to join voices with people around the world and shout our message for equal rights loud and clear: “Women’s rights are human rights!”

We celebrate all women, in all their diversities. We embrace their facets and intersections of faith, race, ethnicity, gender or sexual identity, or disability. We celebrate those who came before us, those who stand beside us now, and those who will come after.

It’s a time to celebrate the achievements of women, whether social, political, economic or cultural but mainly to shout out for the needs, gaps, obstacles, and dangers., thus, our Spanish partner, Backslash created an iconography with interesting data and related to the ON-OFF project about online violence against adolescent women in Spain.

Some of them are:
-The situations of this new form of violence against women that a higher percentage of girls between the ages of 14 and 20 have lived once or more frequently, are those related to showing (48%) or asking for sexual photographs (43.9%); and stands at 23.4% regarding receiving requests for cyber-sex online.

-As with other forms of violence in gender, the percentage of boys who acknowledge having engaged in conduct related to bullying sex online towards a girl outside the relationship is clearly lower than the number of girls who admit to having received them. The most frequent situation, recognized by 17.1% of guys, it’s ordering sexual photos online. 7.4% of boys acknowledge that they have asked for cyber-sex on-line.

-53.1% young men admit to having called or spoken to a woman, despite the fact that she asked them not to.

-The percentage of young men who admit to having carried out these behaviors is considerably lower than the percentage of young women who admit to having experienced them.

-5.2% of young men admit to having posted a photo of their partner of a sexual nature.