Understanding the online safety and privacy challenges faced by South Asian women
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Sakhi for South Asian Women is an anti-domestic violence organization that works with the South Asian community in the New York metropolitan area. The organization was founded in by a group of five South Asian women from diverse professional fields such as banking, film, law, and public health. Sakhi, which means "woman friend," was created to enable women to address domestic violence within the South Asian community. The stated mission of Sakhi for South Asian Women is to end domestic violence against women by uniting survivors, communities, and institutions. Sakhi uses an integrated approach that combines support and empowerment through service delivery, community engagement, media advocacy, and policy initiatives.
Building Resilient Communities in South Asia: Women Take the Lead
For South Asian women, a major hurdle to their meaningful participation online is their ability to ensure their safety. This post illustrates this challenge by recounting the safety and privacy challenges faced by women across India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, who talked to us about their online experiences. Overall, we find that women in the region face unique risks due to the influence of patriarchal norms and because fewer women are online. This post is a summary of the large-scale study led by Nithya that our team conducted in partnership with many universities around the world and teams at Google. It is our hope that the results will help to better inform how to design products that truly enable gender equity online for all Internet users.
After that, it is very difficult to get back what the child has lost. This time cannot be replaced. In South Asia, 36 per cent of under-five children are stunted. The three main causes of child stunting are poor diets in the first two years of life, poor nutrition of women before and during pregnancy, and poor sanitation.