Cyber Harassment Through Visualization Against Women in Bangladesh: An Anthropological Study

16 Pages Posted: 31 Jul 2019 Last revised: 2 Aug 2019

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Md Abdul Alim

University of Dhaka

Zannatul Islam

University of Dhaka

Date Written: July 28, 2019

Abstract

Cybercrime is an illegal activity through using digital media such as a computer, internet, networking systems. Because of vision-2021, the government of Bangladesh took different steps including the development and increasing use of information and technology to make Bangladesh digitalized. The facilities of cyber-technology have not come out without its disadvantages. Different types of miscreant activities happen through cyber-technology, and one of them is sexual harassment of women through visualization. In this study, the researchers focus that how women become the main target of cyber harassment through visualization. This study is conducted to explore how women get harassed through visualization and how it affects their personal and social lives. Cyber Harassment is one type of cyber-crime, becomes a serious matter of concern in developing countries like Bangladesh, because, in these countries, society looks down upon the women. This study is exploratory and descriptive in nature. Data collection techniques, such as in-depth interviews and case studies, are applied to collect data from the respondents. This study uses purposive sampling for collecting data from the respondents. In the case of cyber harassment through visualization, most of the women in Bangladesh feel that they don’t get proper justice form society. The patriarchal society finds intrusive questions about their character, movement, and dress which bring disgrace to her and her family, and that’s why the criminals became safe in these cases. Since many women in Bangladesh suffered from this cyber harassment through visualization and it affects their personal and social lives in the long run and in many times, women try to commit suicide or hide from society.

Keywords: social media, cyber harassment, visualization, victimization of women, CHAWG, Bangladesh

Suggested Citation

Alim, Md Abdul and Islam, Zannatul, Cyber Harassment Through Visualization Against Women in Bangladesh: An Anthropological Study (July 28, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3427956 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3427956

Md Abdul Alim (Contact Author)

University of Dhaka ( email )

Nilkhet Rd, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
Dhaka, 1000
Bangladesh

Zannatul Islam

University of Dhaka ( email )

Nilkhet Rd, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
Dhaka, 1000
Bangladesh

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