In this submission we articulate our support for the views of the Commission on the importance of taking a human-rights approach to technology with freedom from technology-facilitated violence, harassment and exploitation at its core.

Technology-facilitated abuse in its all manifestations is driven by an intention to harass, stalk, groom, monitor, conduct surveillance on, location-track, threaten, humiliate, impersonate and/or isolate a person. In gender-based violence against women, it can be understood as another tool used by perpetrators to hold power and control over a victim/survivor. Sexual and gender-based violence against women is a gross violation of human rights in all its manifestations.

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