App to tackle trolls against women in the offing
The Economic Times , Mar 04, 2017
Ministry of Women and Child Development has planned to launch an online App 'I am Trolled' soon for women where they are threatened with physical violence on social media in the wake of rape threats made to Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur recently.
“The much delayed 'Women's panic button' with additional feature of 'Shouting App' will also become operational by end of this month March as most of the mobile hardware companies are working on it to add the feature.
Even the old mobiles will also be able to add the feature in their existing phones,” said Union Minister Maneka Gandhi while inaugurating a day long conclave on women’s well-being titled “Wellness Rules-Proactive Well Being“ organised by FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO).
“As soon as distressed women will press the panic button the mobile phone will also activate the 'shouting app' which will alert the nearest 10 mobile phones, where fellow citizens can come for her help before the police arrive,” the minister said. “The ministry is also planning to add 600 new one-stop help centres 'Sakhi' in next two years after seeing the success of first 60 set up in various parts of the country.
These one-stop centres help the distressed women with all help including medical, legal, police and rehabilitation. The ministry is also working on ways to check child pornography which is on rise.”