Technology-facilitated gender-based violence (TFGBV) is when technology (such as a smartphone, computer, Smartwatch, or a Smart home device) is misused to commit violent abusive acts such as domestic violence, harassment, stalking, sexual assault, impersonation, extortion, and the non-consensual filming and sharing of intimate images.

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As an anti-violence worker, social worker, friend, family member, colleague, or another supporter, your help can make a huge difference to someone experiencing TFGBV. Technology misuse is becoming an increasingly common form of gender-based violence. Technology is not the problem; the problem is the underlying pattern of violent and misogynist behaviour that presents itself in digital forms. Because of the prevalence of technological devices today, their use can extend the reach of abuse. The toolkits below provide information and helpful strategies for those supporting survivors of TFGBV.


  • 1.0 The Technology Safety and Privacy Toolkit

    Includes safety tips, general information, and strategies to use technology safely and increase privacy, as well as tips on securing devices and using specific platforms and technology.

  • 2.0 Tech Safety Planning Toolkit

    Includes safety planning information to strategically use technology in ways that can enhance safety and take back some control.

  • 3.0 Preserving Digital Evidence Toolkit

    This toolkit helps women, youth, gender-diverse people, and frontline workers preserve digital evidence in circumstances involving technology-facilitated gender-based violence (TFGBV). It acts as a guide to learn about the laws and best practices surrounding digital evidence preservation and the potential use of this evidence in cases involving technology-facilitated violence

  • 4.0 Legal Remedies for Technology-Facilitated Gender-Based Violence Toolkit

    This toolkit is a guide to help women, youth, gender-diverse people, and anti-violence workers better understand the legal causes of action available in response to various forms of TFGBV.

  • 5.0 Supporting Teens’ Experiences of Digital Dating Violence

    This toolkit provides anti-violence workers and caregivers supporting teens through their experiences of digital dating violence with information, tips, handouts, and resources.

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