Twitter launches feature to help victims of gender-based violence

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.

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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.

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!”

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This feature is also available in other Asia Pacific countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, and Vietnam.

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