First Cyber harassment hotline being launched

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Sophia Siddiqui

Islamabad—Country’s first digital rights organization, the Digital Rights Foundation (DRF) is to launch first ever cyber harassment helpline from 1st December with a soft-launch that took place at the Hamara Internet conference here on Monday.
According to a statement, the hotline is a free, safe and confidential service” for victims of online harassment which aims to provide legal advice, digital security support, psychological counseling and a referral system to victims.
It will begin its operations on Dec 1, 2016,” the DRF said.
The launch of the helpline is part of the DRF’s 16 Days of Activism on Violence against Women.
The service will be available at 0800-39393.
Digital Rights Foundation (DRF), a non-governmental organization, is a research-based advocacy organization focusing on information and communications technology (ICT) to support human rights, democracy and digital governance.
The helpline will ensure the provision of “legal advice, digital security support, psychological counseling and a referral system” to the victims of online harassment.