Online Safety Summit

Online Safety Summit

Women are vulnerable to online security breaches and sexual harassment. Whether it’s a troll or an eve teaser, online or offline women remain easy targets. The challenges are many and identified but the solutions are yet few, and imperfect. Speaking out is not easy when you don’t know who the abuser is just like identifying an eve teaser Is difficult in a crowd. But the time has come to stop being helpless. Online safety is the need of the hour. Online Safety Summit for Women powered by SheThePeople.TV is an attempt to get all stakeholders together and explore a consolidated approach to safety. A scaled effort, that will build on experiences, lessons, of varied organisations to reflect on the future that’s ahead of us. Many women are told they must accept just that: If you don’t like the way you’re being treated online, you should log off. Or often they deal with the vagueness that the police wanted to help—but there was a clear lack of understanding. The summit will focus on noting the risks of identity exploitations, financial risks, emotional harassment, awareness, knowledge and education, policy and law and enforcement. SheThePeople.TV will produce a set of detailed long form papers as a follow up to the summit and share the same with the Ministry of Women and Child Development and other government bodies.


Great ideas, learning, workshops and empowerment
  • Mahima Kaul
  • Namita Bhandare
  • Prosanto K Roy
  • Ranjana Kumari
  • Shaili Chopra
  • Subho Ray
  • Supreet Singh
  • Vandita Morarka
  • Kiran Manral
  • Karuna Nundy
  • Ankhi Das
  • Anja Kovacs
  • Smita Prakash, ANI
  • Rifat Jiwaid


Online Safety Summit will be held in New Delhi at the Taj Mahal Hotel, Mansingh Road.
August 2017



Partners and Supporters

At Facebook, Safety is our number one priority and something we deeply care about. There are extensive controls in place and everyone gets tools and resources to help control their online experience. We collaborate regularly with safety advocates, experts and support initiatives like She The People Online Safety Summit because we want our community to have the latest, most relevant information when it comes to online safety. Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd. is one of India's fastest growing entertainment networks and a house of iconic brands that offers multi-platform, multi-generational and multicultural brand experiences. SafeCity is our outreach partner.

She The People

SheThePeople.TV is India’s biggest digital storytelling for women, dedicated to passionately championing and promoting their journeys. We Empower, Engage and Elevate, connecting them to an amazing network that inspires and grows each others' efforts. In India, millions of women are getting online with every passing year. They need a platform that relates to them. From leaders, game changers, board members, executives, sportspersons and more, we engage with women who enrich the world with new ideas, innovations, inspiration and engagement. Founded by award winning journalist Shaili Chopra, SheThePeople.TV is the voice Indian women today need.


Agenda 3-6 pm

The Social Safety Network

How the popular consumer platforms like FB, Twitter, Google are navigating the challenges of safety in a country like India. Lessons. Challenges. Solutions. Ankhi Das, Facebook | Mahima Kaul, Twitter | Sunita Mohanty, Google | Shaili Chopra, SheThePeople.TV PANEL#2

The Issue of Access

Lack of the opportunity will never fix the numbers. This panel will aim to cover gendered access in terms of financial/affordability, language, normative values, connectivity, information gaps etc. Prasanto Roy, Nasscom | Ranjana Kumari of CSR | Monica Jasuja, Mastercard PANEL#3

The Importance Of Counter-Speech

The power of raising positive voices over the hate is a major piece of the puzzle. We need to speak more, not less. Kiran Manral, SheThePeople.TV | Karuna Nundy, Lawyer | Namita Bhandare, Journalist | Anja Kovacs, Internet Democracy Project| Anshul Tewari, Youth Ki Awaaz PANEL # 4

Responsible Rule Making On The Internet

Perspective from the government and independent analysts on how easily networks can manipulate what we see and read and how we make decisions, can look at it in a gendered manner as well. Smita Prakash, ANI | Rifat Jawaid, Janta Ka Reporter |Supreet K Singh, Safecity | Karnika Seth, Lawyer | Vandita Morarka, Gender Expert Panelists under review.

High Tea


Taj Mahal Hotel, Mansingh Road, New Delhi