March 17, 2022

Meta Introduces Special Initiatives for Online Safety of Women in Pakistan - ProPakistani - Curated by Qamar Zaman

Meta has launched two new initiatives in Pakistan focused on womens’ safety online, namely the Online Safety Guide and StopNCII (Non-consensual intimate images), to help users safely navigate cyberspace.

The critical safety advisory available in English and Urdu is expected to boost digital literacy and responsible online behavior amongst users, thereby creating safer online spaces for women to connect and express themselves without restraints.

The safety guide, now available at Meta’s Safety Centre, is part of the company’s efforts to equip and prepare users for the challenges of the modern digital world. Millions of people in Pakistan use Meta platforms to connect and pursue shared interests.

However, it is always good to update oneself on issues around online harassment, unwanted messages, and a range of fraudulent and criminal activities in the online space.

Meta has policies and systems in place to tackle online violence against women, aided by awareness programs to enable and empower them to defend themselves against unscrupulous elements online.

The safety guide features all the tools around safety available on Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp. It explains how women can adopt them for safer internet use and protect themselves from criminal and fraudulent activities.

Keeping the focus on safety, StopNCII was developed with Meta’s expert guidance and funding in collaboration with a global NGO partner, ‘the UK Revenge Porn Helpline, to stop the sharing of...

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