Online abuse causing major stress for women worldwide

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New research by Amnesty International has revealed the alarming impact that abuse and harassment on social media are having on women, with women around the world reporting stress, anxiety, or panic attacks as a result of these harmful online experiences.

“The internet can be a frightening and toxic place for women. It’s no secret that misogyny and abuse are thriving on social media platforms, but this poll shows just how damaging the consequences of online abuse are for the women who are targeted,” said Meg de Ronde, Campaign Director for Amnesty International New Zealand.

To look at this in more depth Ali Mau speaks to Meg de Ronde. 

Listen to the full interview above. 

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