Online Harassment


DRF Cyber Harassment Helpline launches first 6 monthly report

by Safeer Ullah Khan Digital Rights Foundation (DRF) has released the first six months operations report for the Cyber Harassment Helpline. The report details the data collected by the Helpline team and recommendations on how to improve the institutional response to online harassment. The Cyber Harassment Helpline is Pakistan’s first dedicated helpline addressing issues of online abuse and violence providing a free, safe, gender-sensitive and confidential service, said their press release. The Helpline Support Staff gives legal advice, digital security support and psychological counselling to victims of online harassment. The toll free number [0800-39393] is available to people looking for […]


Majority of women face online harassment in Pakistan – DRF

By Safeer Ullah Khan Women are a tiny minority in the cyber world of Pakistan. More than 75 % of Facebook users are men. Pakistani women are facing online harassment, however we did not know the extent to which this was happening in the cyber world of Pakistan till Digital Rights Foundation or DRF conducted a detailed survey around on this important issue in Pakistan. They interviewed nearly 1800 women students and teachers of various universities. This survey helps us get a fairly good idea of how deep rooted this problem is, and what, if any, remedies we have. DRF, […]