A Qualitative Interview.
By Elena Marinescu,
London Metropolitan University.
This study investigates the awareness of technology-facilitated domestic abuse among women in London through a qualitative interview-based approach. Seven women aged between 30-45 were interviewed, and their experiences and perceptions of technology-facilitated domestic abuse were analysed using thematic analysis. The results revealed two important key aspects. Firstly, communication through technology in intimate relationships can easily become a tool for domestic abuse, and the participants had frequently experienced such abuse, which can significantly impact their psychological and sociological well-being. Secondly, the study draws attention to the lack of awareness of the existing legislation and different forms of technology-facilitated domestic abuse, including the ways abusers use technology to control and manipulate their victims. The study highlights the need for greater awareness, education, and policy changes. Addressing Technology-Facilitated Domestic Abuse requires a collaborative effort from the public and private sectors, along with the community, to take responsibility in generating awareness and finding practical solutions. It is essential that all stakeholders work together to raise awareness of the serious consequences of TFDA and how the law can protect individuals. This collaborative approach is crucial to creating a safer and more equitable society for all.