Ruth Vilà Baños

‘Gender Violence 2.0 (VG_2.0)’

Grants for research teams

Digital Humanities

2014

The growing phenomenon of online violence is an urgent social issue with serious impact on our individual and collective lives. One of the aims of this study is to create and validate such an instrument. Doing so will require a series of prior analyses in order to design effective interventions.

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Ruth Vilà Baños
DIRECTOR

Ruth Vilà Baños, tenured professor at the University of Barcelona

 

RESEARCH TEAM

Assumpta Aneas Álvarez; Anna Escofet Roig; Anna Velasco Martínez; Judith Arranzola Carballo; María José Rubio Hurtado; Sandra Martínez, University of Barcelona; Francisca Ruiz Garzón; University of Granada; Nieves Prados Soto, Fundación Aspacia; Pedro Álvarez Pérez; Juan José Sosa Alonso and David López Aguilar, Universidad de La Laguna; Alejandra Cortés Pascual; César Rodríguez Ledo; Jacobo Cano Escoriaza and María Jesús Cardoso Moreno, University of Zaragoza; María José Méndez Lois; Felicidad Barreiro Fernández; Aixa Permuy Martínez and Milena Vilar Varela, University of Santiago de Compostela; Juan Carlos Tójar Hurtado and Esther Mena Rodríguez, University of Malaga; María Ángeles Rebollo Catalán, University of Seville;  Victoria Aurora Ferrer Pérez; Esperanza Bosch Fiol and Virginia Ferreiro Basurto, University of the Balearic Islands; and Teresa Fernández Turrado, University of Zaragoza.

COLLABORATING INSTITUTIONS

University of Barcelona

 

DESCRIPTION

The growing phenomenon of online violence is an urgent social issue with serious impact on our individual and collective lives. The cyberbullying perpetrated through virtual media involves repeated, intrusive, unwanted threats, harassment or libels that terrorize victims and jeopardize their safety.

There is currently no international instrument in place to specifically measure online violence against women and transgender people. One of the aims of this study is to create and validate such an instrument. Doing so will require a series of prior analyses in order to design effective interventions.

General objectives: 

  • Analyze young people’s perceptions in various Spanish regions with regard to violence 2.0 via the Internet and mobile phone.
  • Analyze young people’s experience of different forms of violence 2.0 in various Spanish regions.
  • Identify predictors of vulnerability to gender violence 2.0 in various Spanish regions.
  • Analyze young people’s reactions to gender violence 2.0 in its diverse manifestations, identifying the needs voiced in this regard through online media, as well as the intrinsic elements of the phenomenon.
  • Draw up guidelines for awareness, prevention and action in the face of gender violence 2.0 for young people, family members, educational agents and government organizations.

To address these general objectives, we propose a descriptive-comprehensive study that combines quantitative and qualitative methods in a mixed methodological design comprising a diagnostic survey and the analysis of digital narratives and other artistic manifestations.