CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
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We’re emailing to share information about a study of advocates’ work with survivors who are experiencing technology-facilitated abuse. We’re forwarding the call for participants and asking you to forward it on to your colleagues as you feel is appropriate.
Call for participants: practitioners in domestic violence or information security who have supported survivors of technology-facilitated abuse (tech abuse)
A PhD candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute, Julia Slupska, is conducting a study on how professionals support survivors of technology-facilitated abuse, including stalking, harassment, surveillance or image-based abuse (or ‘revenge porn’) within intimate relationships (such as current or former romantic partners, family, friends or colleagues). The purpose of the study is to raise awareness of how practitioners support survivors, the critical work they do, any areas for improvement, and where further research or support is needed. Criteria for participating in this study is to have supported at least three survivors experiencing tech abuse as a privacy advocate or support worker in domestic or intimate partner violence, and participation will involve a one-hour interview. The study will inform the development of an “abusability toolkit” aimed to encourage tech designers to account for interpersonal threats. If interested in participating or have any questions, please contact Ms. Slupska at Julia.Slupska@cybersecurity.ox.ac.uk.