Anyone can be targeted by online harassment but studies reveal that violent, sexualized threats and hate speech disproportionately target women, especially in marginalized groups. That is even more true when women are leaders and seek power.
Our video highlights the experiences of 8 women who have run for political office.
Women make extraordinary leaders. Learn more about running for office by connecting with one of these national non-partisan organizations working to get women elected:
Partisan groups typically offer more in-depth trainings that can help you build your network. Here is a comprehensive list of political & leadership resources by state – resources across the country for women interested in running for office, working on political campaigns, or holding appointive office. (Center for American Women and Politics)
WMC Speech Project: Online harassment and digital security tools and resources - what to do in an emergency situation; guides written by experts in security, digital privacy and gender-based violence; list of organizations working on online harassment.
Wheel of harassment – Explains the diversity of online abuse tactics and malicious behaviors ranging from sharing embarrassing or cruel content about a person to impersonation, doxing, stalking and electronic surveillance to the nonconsensual use of photography and violent threats.