Women In The Spotlight: How online abuse impacts women in their working lives
This research focused on women working in different sectors including law, banking, marketing, journalism and community services.
In-depth interviews were done with 20 women who had experienced online abuse. Plus, an online survey was conducted involving 1491 women who were working, or had recently worked.
The women reported different types of behaviour including harassment, doxing and trolling. Most of the abuse happened on social media and many talked about the negative impact it had on their mental wellbeing and personal confidence.
The research was done between May and July 2021 and the key findings are included in the Infographic. A full report will be released in October 2021.