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Women and Cybercrime: the dark of ICTs 2nd Edition

Type of Resource:
Research report

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- Challenges
- Trends

- Digital Literacy And Skills
- Internet Or Digital Rights and Freedoms
- Internet Safety

Author(s): KICTANet

This report provides evidence for development of cyber security/crime policy and regulatory framework that acknowledges and considers cyberspace violence against women and create awareness on cybercrime against women amongst various stakeholders. The report documented examples of cybercrime against women in Kenya. Findings reveal that there was a growing trend in spamming, email scams, impersonation, theft of personal data, which seemed to go hand in hand with women and girls lack of knowledge of the risks they run, and the extent of the damage that some continued to sustain. Challenges related to dealing with cyber-crime against women were inappropriate policy and regulatory frameworks related to addressing cyber-crime offences, inadequate training of legal and law enforcement professionals on cyber-crime, insufficient resources for cybercrime prevention, and enforcement and use of classical investigative methods to handle online crime.


Region of Study:
East Africa,

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