Equality between women and men and non-discrimination are core values of the European Union, and are firmly embedded in the Treaties of the European Union, the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and secondary legislation. Despite this, gender inequality persists in most European countries at the level of government representation, institutional decision-making, remuneration, division of domestic labour and childcare, and gender-based and sexual
violence and abuse.
Online sexual harassment and abuse is an especially urgent issue for young people, for whom digital spaces are key sites of communication, identity formation, self-expression and sexual interaction. Gender-based and sexual abuse, harassment and bullying thus pose a significant threat to young people’s digital rights and to (digital) democracy more generally.
Students - please use your own personal email address here and not the one supplied by your school. For security reasons school emails block external messages.