Tech for Women’s Justice: Exploring the intersections between violence against women, access to justice and technology
WomanACT is undertaking research to explore how women experiencing violence use technology to access legal help and support.
WomanACT is pleased to be selected as one of the six Justice and Technology projects funded by The Law Foundation of Ontario. The research base into technology as a means to control or perpetrate violence against women has grown, however, there is a scarcity of information on how technology supports women experiencing violence. Online resources and supports have popped up across sectors including public legal education. As part of developing a more accessible justice system, it is important to understand if and how technology supports diverse populations in our communities.
- Conduct a literature review to explore the existing knowledge base on violence against women, technology and access to justice.
- Conduct community-based research to understand survivors' experiences of using technology to find legal information, help and support.
- Bring together survivors and key stakeholders from across sectors to develop solutions and address barriers.