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In response to new research, carried out by the International Center for Journalists and commissioned by UNESCO, the NUJ has called for greater coordination in tackling and preventing systemic online violence against women journalists. The report echoes many of the union's safety survey findings and includes input from NUJ members.
Natasha Hirst told the TUC Women’s Conference that female writers are self-censoring or withdrawing from online spaces as a result of the abuse they suffer.
Good reporting can play a vital role in increasing understanding of violence against women and by holding governments to account for their responses to the issue.
The Femicide Census is a unique source of comprehensive information about women who have been killed in the UK and the men who have killed them. The latest 10 year report is the most comprehensive study to date.
The union remains concerned that Amy and the local newspaper are still being targeted.
The NUJ calls on the UK and Irish governments to ratify the ILO Convention on violence against women.