Women internet users threatened with physical violence or trolled on social media websites will be able to seek help from an ‘I am Trolled’ app to be launched soon by the government, Union minister Maneka Gandhi said on Friday.
“The app will be launched soon to counter physical violence threats and trolls on social media. It is unfortunate to see that women are equally abusive on social media as men,” she said at an event “Wellness Rules-Proactive Well Being,” organised by FICCI Ladies Organisation at New Delhi.
“The much-delayed ‘panic button’ for women with additional feature of ‘Shouting App’ will also become operational by March-end as most mobile hardware companies are working to add the feature on their products,” the Minister for Women and Child Development added.
Her ministry is also planning to add 600 new one-stop help centres “Sakhi” in two years wherein women can seek help on domestic violence, health and legal issues etc.
“We are also going to set up ‘Women Entrepreneurship Council’ and tied up with e-commerce platform Amazon for its online portal “Mahila-e-Haat” wherein women get a platform to market their homemade products from home,” the minister said.