While Gabriela’s anti-sexual harassment chatbot has actually been up and running for about a year now, there are still so many people who don’t know about it or don’t know how to use it. Recent events have spurred another wave of women sharing their stories of sexual harassment on Twitter once again.
Which may have something to do with why this Facebook post was circulating again after a year:
Ano nga ba ang gagawin kapag na-harass? May tutulong! Sinubukan ko ang anti-harassment chatbot na si Gabbie…
The post shows the painless process that the bot initiates. “Gabbie” asks a series of questions with simple options to choose from. This is to minimize the amount of effort it takes for the reporter, especially if that person may not feel comfortable expressing it in their own words just yet.
And it also responds to messages in Filipino!
The bot also offers information on different areas of harassment. You have the option of simply reading up on the different forms of harassment that exist and how the Philippine laws protect you in each.
In the end, Gabbie accomplishes the Harassment form for you and gives advice on the next steps.
To find the bot just go on Facebook and search “Gabbie by Gabriela”. Getting her help is as simple as clicking on the message option! For more information, check out Gabbie’s post below:
Just send me a message to report sexual harassment.#Gabbie
What do you think about this initiative against sexual harassment?