A Violent Network : Gender-based Violence against Palestinian women in Virtual Space

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November, 2018. 7amleh – The Arab Center for the Development of Social Media and the Swedish Kvinna til Kvinna Foundation published a comprehensive research on the phenomenon of gender-based violence in social networks and the Internet. This research is the first of its kind in Palestine and regionally. The study included qualitative and quantitative aspects of the phenomenon of gender-based violence in social networks and the diversity of its manifestations throughout Palestinian communities in historic Palestine. For the study a total of 6 focus groups were held in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, Jerusalem, Haifa and the Galilee. Additionally, a face to face poll included more than 1200 Palestinian women between the ages of 15-35 throughout historic Palestine.