The rise of technology-assisted domestic violence and how to identify and address it | SASIG
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Friday 2 September 2022, 11am-12noon (BST)

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Safe Ireland reported a rise in the use of technology-facilitated abuse and coercive control.

We were honoured to be joined by speakers who have worked on this topic and who discussed their work to address the rise, the support they provide, and the steps they are taking to keep women and children safe in our increasingly technological world.

We discussed how technology-assisted abuse (TAA) falls under both psychological and economic abuse, how the abuse impacts survivors, and what survivors need in terms of support.

Discover why the solution is never for survivors to ‘stop using the internet’, how marginalised communities face additional barriers, and how to move from victim shaming/blaming to solutions by listening, believing, and providing both long- and short-term solutions.

Guest chaired by

Glen Hymers (info), Head of Data Privacy and Compliance, Cabinet Office

Facilitated by

Annick O’Brien (info), COO, CybSafe


Alison Margaret Campbell (info), Policy Analyst and Researcher
Ufuoma Mulan Itoje (info), Survivor of TAA
Mary McDermott, CEO, Safe Ireland
Dr Jason Nurse (info), Associate Professor in Cyber Security, School of Computing, University of Kent
Hera Hussain BEM, Founder and CEO, Chayn

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