Digital Violence Olimpia Coral's Fight on Behalf of the Women of Mexico

A sex video disseminated on the internet made Olimpia Coral's life a living hell. Today, she is fighting to ensure that digital violence in Mexico is investigated as a crime and perpetrators are punished. With significant success.
Olimpia Coral has insisted that digital violence be considered a crime in Mexico.

Olimpia Coral has insisted that digital violence be considered a crime in Mexico.

Foto: Maria Fernanda Ruiz
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Hundreds of thousands of victims: Digital violence directed at women is a widespread problem everywhere in the world.

Hundreds of thousands of victims: Digital violence directed at women is a widespread problem everywhere in the world.

Foto: Daniel Becerril / REUTERS
Thousands of women took to the streets of Mexico on March 8, 2020, to fight for their rights.

Thousands of women took to the streets of Mexico on March 8, 2020, to fight for their rights.

Foto: FRANCISCO GUASCO/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock
Harassment, abuse, blackmail: For many girls and women, the internet is an unsafe space.

Harassment, abuse, blackmail: For many girls and women, the internet is an unsafe space.

Foto: Silvia Izquierdo / AP
A march against femicide in Guadalajara, Mexico, in September: Many girls in the country grow up with an extremely conservative view of women in society.

A march against femicide in Guadalajara, Mexico, in September: Many girls in the country grow up with an extremely conservative view of women in society.

Foto: ULISES RUIZ / AFP
Olimpia Coral continues to share her experience with others and fought for stricter laws.

Olimpia Coral continues to share her experience with others and fought for stricter laws.

Foto: Mario Arturo Martinez / imago / ZUMA Press
Olimpia Coral is now a full-time activist.

Olimpia Coral is now a full-time activist.

Foto: Mario Arturo Martinez / imago / ZUMA Press

This piece is part of the Global Societies series. The project runs for three years and is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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