Online abuse is a persistent and disturbing trend plaguing social media and other digital platforms across the world. And female journalists are unfortunately all too often the target of this hate – 73% have experienced online violence and 20% have had that violence bleed into their offline lives.
In an effort to support the victims of online violence, our friends and partners at the International Women’s Media Foundation and International Center for Journalists began building a global coalition of media organizations to combat the troubling increase in abuse. Since both groups had partnered with us on nonprofit web design, branding, strategy, and design work in the past, they approached us again to help create a brand, visual language, and website to house resources for journalists, advocate their cause, and work to make real change. The new initiative would be branded the Coalition Against Online Violence (CAOV).