Published:  01:03 AM, 11 February 2019

Digital literacy can protect women from bullying

Digital literacy can protect women from bullying

"Without knowledge of technology, women empowerment is not possible. But, women are being victimized and bullied on digital space. Males are not spared," expressed Faruq Faisel, Regional Director of the ARTICLE 19 Bangladesh and South Asia.

He said, "Digital literacy can protect women journalists from negative issues such as online bullying. If they know how to use digital tools, they can easily protect themselves. So, everyone has to be careful of using technology tools.

He came up with these remarks while speaking as chief guest at a workshop titled "Technology Mediated Violence Against Women" organized by the Article 19 Bangladesh and South Asia at BRAC Center in the capital on Sunday.Sharing some examples, he said "In the recent election, we have seen how Hero Alom was bullied by various tools of technology. We shouldn't be afraid of technology rather we need to learn its functions and practical aspects."

Some 28 women journalists were present from different districts of the country. Sharing experience, they said that women are being attacked by ID hacking, indecent in-boxing, tolling of women's dress-up and more. Among others, Senior Consultant of Article 19 Rubayet Mollika Rahman, Programme Officer's Morium Shelly, Shaznawaz and Mohammad Fakhruddin Bhuiyan were attended the workshop.

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