Online Safety Summit for Women in India: What To Watch Out For
It is no secret that women around the world are victims to an increasing amount of vitriol on the internet. From actresses to pop stars, politicians and writers to just about any woman with a social media account can be body shamed, stalked by a spurned lover, called names and harassed for merely having an opinion. In a country like India, where the scrutiny on a woman is incessant, what are her chances of feeling empowered on the World Wide Web?
The Online Safety Summit for Women powered by SheThePeople.TV and supported by Facebook and Colors TV is an attempt to get all the stakeholders at one place and explore our options to make the Internet safer for women in the country.
Panelists will be speaking about the need to have positive voices on the internet in the face of intense hate and of course, elucidate on how we could possibly make responsibility a compulsion on the internet.
From social media networks and search engines discussing the challenges of enabling safer platforms in India to discussing the issue of gendered access when it comes to the Internet and how that makes women even more disempowered, panelists will be speaking about the need to have positive voices on the internet in the face of intense hate and of course, elucidate on how we could possibly make responsibility a compulsion on the internet.
From the laws protecting women against cyber crimes to the lack of awareness among women on this front, there will be a sustained effort to cover all nuances when it comes to making the internet a safer space for women.
Post the summit, SheThePeople.TV will produce a set of detailed long form papers as a follow up and share the same with the Ministry of Women and Child Development and other government bodies to come up with tangible long-term solutions.