GBEVGhent Bio-Energy Valley (Belgium)
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1251 or the Anti-Gender-Based Electronic Violence (GBEV), seeking to penalize those responsible for misogynistic and homophobic attacks on social media.
The bill defines GBEV as 'acts involving use of any form of information and communications technology which causes or is likely to cause mental, emotional or psychological distress or suffering to the female victim or lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) victim, and tending to disparage the dignity and personhood of the same on account of his or her gender.' The offenses listed in the bill include harassing or threatening the victim through text messaging, posts in social media sites, or other cyber, electronic, or multimedia means.