39.4 C
Australia
Saturday, December 5, 2020

Twitter Launches Campaign To ‘Empower Women’

Must Read

US Ambassador: China should learn from Australia

The United States has come to Australia’s defence as controversy over the communist nation’s offensive tweet continues to rage.The US ambassador to Australia...

Byron and Keira Hordyk: Couple who believe homosexuality is a sin take foster fight to court

A devout Christian couple who believe homosexuality is a sin have taken legal action, claiming a foster group discriminated against them due to...
Twitter Launches Campaign To ‘Empower Women’

Taking cue from a study showcasing prevailing male dominance over both online and offline space, social networking site Twitter recently launched #Positionofstrength campaign to empower women to raise voices against any form of discrimination.

The movement, which has been already been launched in Australia and Ireland, seeks to bridge the gender equality gap online in India and “inspire the next generation of women leaders to have an influential voice in society.”

“We have heard from many women influencers who have used Twitter to drive awareness on gender pay gap, childcare, domestic violence, healthcare and flexible work. With the introduction of #PositionOfStrength, we hope to strengthen the women empowerment movement and encourage women to amplify their voices in a secure and confident manner,” says Mahima Kaul, Public Policy Head, Twitter India.

The social networking platform has partnered with the FICCI Ladies’ Organisation and the Observer Research Foundation to engage more women to find their voices online, communicate safely with confidence and network with other like-minded women and the global community at large.

Safety, according to the organisers, lies at the core of the campaign and enables users to steer clear of any form of online abuse.

“We have introduced measures to empower our users with tools to mute, block and report abusive behaviour,” says Patricia Cartes, Head of Global Trust and Safety Outreach, Twitter.

In order to expand the reach of the programme, a series of round table sessions and workshops with women leaders has been scheduled to be organised throughout the year to discuss how to increase empowerment and safety for women, both online and in the physical world.

Meanwhile, Twitter also launched its Safety Center in Hindi to ensure engagement and education of women locally to enable them to use the platform safely and with confidence.

“For the first time in Asia, we’re pleased to launch Twitter’s Safety Center in Hindi, as we are committed to increasing our safety efforts and rolling out this social movement across this important market,” says Ms Cartes.

Online Source

The Indian Telegraph Sydney Australia

- Advertisement -

Latest News

M1 northbound lanes at Ourimbah reopen, traffic still banked up

Traffic is banked up for about 7km on the M1 Pacific Motorway north of Sydney after a multi-car crash, but lanes have reopened.Northbound...

Queensland weather forecast to be hot

Slap on some sunscreen because hot conditions are forecast across Queensland on Saturday, certain parts of the state set to reach as high...

Point Cook fire: What Jenny Hayes told son Harley Robertson

The sex worker charged with killing a family of three in Melbourne’s west called her son from the police station after she allegedly...

Melbourne to become bigger than Sydney in

The rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne has always run deep. But now we’ll know when Melbourne will claim the title as the biggest...

India vs Australia 1st T20I Highlights: India beats Australia by 11 runs to take 1-0 lead

Result: India beats Australia by 11 runs to take 1-0 lead. T. Natarajan and Yuzvendra Chahal shared six wickets among themselves as the Indian team...