Preparing for the Workshop

In order to prepare for the workshop we are asking everybody to get familiar with the following 4 readings before the workshop.

Some Facts and Background information

1) World Heath Organization (2014) Violence against Women – Fact Sheet # 239. Available:

2) Action Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women – Finland (No. 15). Helsinki, Finland: Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. Available: Read pages 14-24 (browse the rest)

ICTs Digital Media and Violence Against Women (VAW)

3) Dimond, J. P., Fiesler, C., & Bruckman, A. S. (2011). Domestic violence and information communication technologies. Interacting with Computers, 23(5), 413–421. doi:10.1016/j.intcom.2011.04.006 Read the whole article (should be available while logged in Aalto Network)

4) Kee, Jac sm. (2006). Cultivating Violence through Technology? Exploring the Connections between Internet Communication Technologies (ICT) and Violence Against Women (VAW). Association of Progressive Communications Women’s Networking Support Program.
THL. (2011).  Read from page 8 to 25 (browse the rest)

We will complete a list of suggested readings and useful resources which you can check in the schedule section of this site (to be updated). During the workshop we will also be looking at other material and readings -some of them will be more design oriented-.

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