Digital Sex Crimes: Tech and Gender Inequity Intersect

Join Heather Barr from Human Rights Watch to discuss the soon to be published report on digital sex crimes. In 2008, less than 4 percent of sex crimes prosecutions in South Korea involved illegal filming. By 2017 the number of these cases per year had increased eleven-fold, from 585 cases to 6,615, and they now constituted 20 percent of sex crimes prosecutions. A detective working on sex crimes told Human Rights Watch in 2019 that she estimated that about 30 percent of sex crimes now contain a tech-related aspect, and that tech elements are increasingly present across different types of cases

Heather Barr

Heather Barr

Interim co-director of the Women's Rights Division at Human Rights Watch.

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