Report: web searches signal at real-life spike in gender-based violence during disasters and other crises

UN Women

People search more frequently for terms relating to gender-based violence (GBV) during times of crisis, according to a recent study of online behaviour in four Pacific Island countries. These findings in the new report Disasters, Crises and Violence Against Women: Evidence from Big Data Analysis, Lessons from Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Tonga, must now be used to improve how survivors of such violence are reached during precisely those periods when the need is greatest, and support may be difficult to access.

There are no downloads available
Research Type(s)
Media Release
September 7, 2023
Published in

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

What are you looking for?

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.

Filter by Categories

Sort by Categories

Filter by Year

Sort by Year

Filter by Review Status

Sort by Review

Filter by Country

Sort Country Popup