About the Online Violence Response Hub

Women journalists face online violence simply for doing their jobs. These online attacks have very real consequences, both for the journalists themselves and for freedom of expression. They are designed to disrupt independent journalism and increase the risks journalists face offline. Media workers who are targeted online are often unsure about where to go for support, leaving them isolated and, in many cases, unable to work. 

The Online Violence Response Hub is a resource center where women journalists can come to find the latest information on online abuse. From psychosocial trauma response to the latest digital safety guides, the Hub puts everything in one place, allowing the journalist to focus on their safety instead of having to comb the internet for answers. 


of women journalists consider leaving the profession due to online attacks and threats (IWMF)

The Hub is a project of the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), under the banner of the Coalition Against Online Violence. 

Thank you to our sponsors

Funding for the Online Violence Response Hub was graciously provided by Craig Newmark Philanthropies, the Emerson Collective, the Knight Foundation, the Luminate Group and Jigsaw.

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