Western Balkans Cybersecurity Research Network, consisting of six CSOs: Albania -Institute for Democracy and Mediation (IDM); Bosnia and Herzegovina - Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN BiH); Kosovo - Kosovar Institute for Policy and Research (KIPRED); Montenegro - Centre for Democratic Transition (CDT); North Macedonia - Metamorphosis Foundation; Serbia - Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP); and DCAF - Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance.
The book explores the intersection between gender and cybersecurity across the Western Balkans.
Six case studies analyze how women, girls, and LGBTQ+ people have been pushed out of cyberspaces by abuses that violate their rights.
Researchers from these economies delve into the forms and effects of online violence on women and girls, in both cyberspace and the real world, as well as how anti-LGBTQ+ narratives in online spaces are impacting the legal realization of their rights.
The book not only raises awareness but also offers solutions aiming to consolidate a human-centric approach to cybersecurity.
We should not aim for the security of cyberspace but for security in cyberspace.