Cuba: Cyber Violence Already Targets Cuban Women

“I won’t look at Facebook anymore because of safety problems, I’ve already been attacked on social media,” business-owner Kira Romero writes, after making her project Firdaus public, which will be the first online store for Muslim women in Cuba.

A member of the country’s Muslim community which is 6,780 members strong, Romero’s story proves how Cuban women are beginning to become victims of a global problem ever since the population (11.2 million) has had greater access to social media in spite of high prices, connectivity restrictions and irregular services.

Discrimination, cyberbullying and revenge porn (sending intimate photos and videos around to get back at the woman) etc., are some of the problems Cuban women face online, which is why activists underline the pressing need of studying and empowering women against these forms of machista violence.


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