Twitter recently launched a feature to help stop gender-based violence amid the COVID-19 lockdown. The new feature is in response to the rising cases of gender-based violence worldwide.
With the help of the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and Women’s Care Center (WCC), the site launched local-language search prompts in seven Asia Pacific countries. This prompt will be seen whenever someone searches keywords related to gender-based violence.
The prompt shows local hotlines that one can call whenever someone needs help. These are hotlines of organizations to cater to victims of such violence.
We are pleased to partner with @TwitterPH @Policy @NonProfits on #ThereIsHelp in the Philippines. This appears when certain keywords relating to gender-based violence are searched! Through this, women will be encouraged to seek help. We are here for you! pic.twitter.com/A17r871dDq
— Philippine Commission On Women (@PCWgovph) May 29, 2020
The PCW tweeted a screenshot of the prompt and said, “This appears when certain keywords relating to gender-based violence are searched! Through this, women will be encouraged to seek help. We are here for you!”
This feature is also available in other Asia Pacific countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, and Vietnam.
What do you think about this? Let us know in the comments!
Do you have a story for the WhenInManila.com Team? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a direct message at WhenInManila.com Facebook Page. Interact with the team and join the WhenInManila.com Community at WIM Squad! Join our Viber group to be updated with the latest news!