Technology-related violence is just as damaging to women and girls as physical violence and it is estimated that 73% of women have endured cyber violence, with women being 27 times more likely than men to be harassed online. Existing laws, in several instances, are essentially no longer being enforced. The excessive time taken to file charges, delays in investigations, and the number of years that go by before a case is properly considered is some of the factors that make women survivors of technology-related violence desist from filing complaints.
The #Tosilika campaign seeks to encourage and empower survivors of online gender-based violence against women and girls to speak up, to sensitize authorities about the issue and to sensitize perpetrators about the effects of their actions in violating the victims; women and girls. Tosilika is a Luganda word meaning "Don’t be silent." In our context, the word means; Don’t be silent about online violence against women and girls. The campaign encourages people to be active bystanders, to report and to speak up against those perpetrating the vice of online violence against women and children.