After launching the campaign this year in March 2022 and taking the conversation ahead, the #ItsNotOk campaign a nationwide initiative by News18 Network and Truecaller addressing issues related to women safety in the digital space, reaches Telangana to raise awareness against harassment
The next leg of the campaign which begins on 16th May will see policymakers, senior politicians, and other stakeholders/ dignitaries coming together to address the issues related to women’s harassment online as well as in real life.
The state which has already taken many measures against harassment issues will observe further extension of this initiative which is all set to run into other states of the country and strengthen voices for women’s safety. The discussion will house some of the renowned dignitaries like KT Rama Rao, Cabinet Minister For IT E&C, MA&UD And Industries & Commerce Departmentsm, Telangana, Satyavathi Rathod, Minister for ST Welfare, Women & Child Welfare, Telangana, Kalvakuntla Kavitha, Leader, Telangana Rashtra Samithi, Swati Lakra, Additional Director General of Police, Women Safety, Telangana, Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, I&C and IT, Telangana CV Anand, Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad, Parupalli Kashyap, former world No. 6 Indian Badminton Player, Amala Akkineni, Actor & Activist, , among others. This extension focuses on understanding and encouraging the pivotal role a male counterpart can play in this unanimous effort against one of the biggest yet less reported menaces of society.
Inspiring women to ‘Call It Out’ on issues related to harassment, the campaign aims to spread awareness amongst the masses on cyber security, cyber laws, and possible course of action to report such cases leading to desired justice. The worthwhile discussions will see a keynote address by KT Rama Rao, Cabinet Minister For IT E&C, MA&UD And Industries & Commerce Departments, Telangana and speakers like Kalvakuntla Kavitha, Leader, Telangana Rashtra Samithi, and Marya Shakil, Senior Political Editor, CNN-News18 will not only focus on the need to build a safer environment for women and what all measures can be taken in this regard but also the role men can play as allies in ensuring that women around them feel safe and empowered.