The Honorable Chamber of Deputies seeks to debate and advance on the modification of the law on gender violence. The purpose is to incorporate as a crime the digital violence against women and diversitiestaking into account the dissemination of intimate images and extortion.
The name is a recognition of a feminist activist in Mexico who was victim of digital extortion and the violation of your privacy. The project was presented by the national deputy Mónica Macha of the Frente de Todos.
The initiative seeks to condemn the extortion, handling and the unauthorized use of photographs on social networks. This project, added to the “Belén Law” seeks the application of sanctions that contemplate heavy fines and imprisonment from two to eight years.
It seeks to classify crimes related to digital violence, taking into account the rise in cases and the lack of a legal framework that condemns actions against women and diversities.
In addition to the penalties contemplated in the Olimpia project, it is proposed three aggravating: the previous existence of domestic violencethat the act is perpetrated by a man mediating gender violenceand that an explicit reference be made to any type of racial hateof gender wave sexual orientation, identity either gender expression to protect vulnerable groups and the community LGBTIQ+.
During the debate for the legalization of the Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy, Amnesty International Argentina He made a report where he demonstrated how digital violence affects the lives of women and diversity.
A central fact is that at least 1 in 3 women claimed to have been object of violence on social media. Of which, 45% stated that they used these social networks less or had stopped using them.
Besides, 7 out of 10 victims claimed to have changed the way they used these platforms.