META And National Commission For Women Partner With MARD To Protect Women

These include an online resource center to deal with issues such as cyberbullying, cyberstalking, and economic fraud, and to provide training to women on the effective use of available online resources and grievance redressal procedures.

META And National Commission For Women Partner With MARD To Protect Women
META And National Commission For Women Partner With MARD To Protect Women

META and National Commission for Women have announced a partnership with Farhan Akhtar's Mard (MARD) organization. As part of this partnership, the launch of a reporting campaign for women's online safety "Don't Hesitate, Do Report, Stay Safe" has been announced. This campaign is available for users to report online abuse, inappropriate content, or behavior. Will focus on raising awareness and knowledge of tools and resources. The 'Don't Hesitate, Do Report, Stay Safe' campaign has been launched in English and five Indian languages- Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Kannada, and Tamil.

Commenting on the new partnership, Madhu Singh Sirohi, Head of Policy Programs and Outreach, Facebook India (META), said, “Research suggests that women contribute more to economic growth when they are digitally empowered, and this requires secure and efficient internet access. . At Meta, we have always strived to create tools and resources that make the Internet safer and more inclusive for women. With the 'Don't Hesitate, Do Report, Stay Safe' campaign, we believe we encourage more people to partner with us in reporting harms against women online and creating experiences that empower women on Facebook and Instagram. will do."

Commenting on the partnership with META and the launch of this campaign, Rekha Sharma, Chairperson, National Commission for Women (NCW) said, “META is a long-time partner of the National Commission for Women (NCW) in digital literacy initiatives that have led More and more women have been encouraged to participate in online travel while staying safe on the internet.

These include an online resource center to deal with issues such as cyberbullying, cyberstalking, and economic fraud, and to provide training to women on the effective use of available online resources and grievance redressal procedures. To ensure the greater safety of women on online platforms, there is a need to sensitize users on how to securely report harassing content.

On joining the campaign, Farhan Akhtar, Actor, Director, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia, and Founder of MARD (Men Against Rape and Discrimination) said, “At MARD we are committed to promoting gender equality on the Internet and making the Internet accessible to all. We believe in making so that the dignity of all the users is maintained. It is important to raise our voice against online misconduct and reporting false content, which will help in tackling different types of exploitation. We are proud to partner with META and NCW to create a more secure online experience for as many people as possible.”

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