New Delhi: In the light of increased online security breaches and sexual harassment of women through online portals, SheThePeople.TV is all set to launch “Online Safety Summit for Women” at the Taj Hotel, Mansingh Road, New Delhi on 04th August 2017. With some eminent speakers from India and around the world, this action-packed summit supported by Facebook, Colors, and Safecity will focus on noting the risks of identity exploitations, financial risks, emotional harassment, awareness, knowledge and education, policy and law and enforcement.
Ankhi Das (Public Policy Director India, South & Central Asia, Facebook), Mahima Kaul (Head- Public Policy & Government, Twitter), Sunita Mohanty (Site Head, India, Trust & Safety, Google), Prasanto Roy (Vice President & Head, Internet, Mobile and E‑commerce Council, Nasscom), Subho Ray (President, IAMAI), Ranjana Kumari (Director, CSR), Monica Jasuja (Head of Digital Payments, India and South Asia, MasterCard), Kiran Manral (Author), Karuna Nundy (Advocate), Namita Bhandare (Journalist), Anja Kovacs (Director, Internet Democracy Project) are some of the powerful and moving speakers confirmed to be there at the event. Vandita Morarka (Policy, Legal and UN Liasion Officer at Safecity) will be moderating some of the dynamic panel discussions at the summit.
While briefing on the upcoming event, Ms. Shaili Chopra, Founder, SheThePeople.TV said, “Online Safety Summit for Women powered by SheThePeople.TV is an attempt to get all stakeholders together and explore a consolidated approach for the safety of women from the trolls, eve teasing, stalking and other crimes aimed at them at online portals. It is a scaled effort to bring to light the experiences, lessons of varied organizations and make the women better prepared for the dangers lie hidden in the future of the online world.”
Further adding to this she said, “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.”
Anja Kovacs of the Internet Democracy Project says, “‘India’s digital gender gap is one of the biggest in the world. Without online safety, we will never be able to bridge that gap. Women’s online safety is critical to women’s empowerment in the digital age’.