It has been reported that 73 % women face violence online according to the UN Broadband Commission. The report ‘Cyberviolence Against Women and Girls: A world-wide wake up call ‘ launched recently at the UN headquarters marks the major challenges faced  by the new digital era in which the increased use of Internet and mobile gadgets has unleashed new forms of violence such as stalking, trolling and abuse of women online. UNDP Administrator Helen Clark said that given the thrust on promoting Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by 193 world leaders here on Friday, there is need to address gender – based violence in all its forms, including cyber violence.Phumzile Mlambo-Ngucka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, said that sex trafficking and child pornography being increasingly promoted online.Referring to the incident of the stalking and abuse of UN Women ambassador and actor Emma Watson online, Ms. Mlambo-Ngucka said that the mental stress that women subjected to such abuse online undergo is no less in degree than what physical violence at home subjects women to.