#IDDTalks: Study on online gender violence in Central America reveals the need to work on education and prevention

Online gender violence in Central America was the central theme of the last chapter of #IDDTalks, a space that is becoming a classic for the Institute for Digital Development of Latin America and the Caribbean

This video is available in Spanish

Monday 2nd August 2021. Andrés Piazza and Andrés Sastre, IDDLAC Directors, spoke with the coordinators for the study,  focused on deepening the online gender violence issues in the territories of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and the Dominican Republic in the period of March 2020 to June 2021, during the Covid-19 pandemic.


Maia Levy, Research Director ofCentro Latam Digital, and Abdias Zambrano, Public Policy Coordinator of IPANDETEC Central America, referred to the findings, next steps, and observations derived from the study. Also, they referred to the solutions that can be proposed and implemented in the Central American region at the government level.


Here are some revealing results that correspond, firstly, to the low number of denunciations of episodes of online gender violence. Second, the number of people who chose not to do anything when faced with these abuses.


We invite you to watch this #IDDtalks video (available in Spanish) here: