Cyber crime is one the most increasing crimes in Pakistan. Were technology has increased to a surprisingly level it has some disadvantages too. One of them is cyber crime. People are becoming more access able and that’s creating the loss of privacy. But the problem has been solved to an extent as Digital Rights Foundation (DRF) has announced the launch of Pakistan’s first ‘Cyber Harassment Helpline’ on December 1, 2016.
During Human Rights Tulip Awards Nighat Dad received an award for her services towards Digital Rights Foundation. She received a sum of €100,000 so that she can continue her mission. Nighat Dad is the founder and CEO of Digital Rights Foundation Pakistan.
When she received the award, she decided and announced, to use this money for launching of first ever Cyber Harassment Helpline. And now, DRF has officially announced that helpline will go live from December 1st. It states on DRF’s Face book page,
“It will provide a free, safe, and confidential service to victims on online harassment. The Helpline aims to provide legal advice, digital security support, psychological counseling, and a referral system to victims.”
DRF is a registered research based non-government organization (NGO) which focuses on information and communications technology (ICT) to support human rights, democratic processes and digital governance. It believes in online freedom of expression and rights to privacy for minorities, women and dissidents.
This aims to ‘End Online Violence against Women. This campaign promotes free and secure digital environment for women. Any online abuse can be reported on Cyber Harassment Helpline 0800-39393.
A really good change! All the ladies out there can now feel safe and secure.