Media Matters for Democracy with the technical partnership of Code for Pakistan are proud to announce their latest initiative Muavin, an open source technological tool to support women facing harassment online. The initiative has been launched with support from Association for Progressive Communications, APC.
Women who suffer abuse online, especially that of a sexualised nature are often left alone to face the abusers. The abusers on the other hand, often gang together, piling the abuse against the victim they have singled out. Muavin has been conceived as a mobile and web based tool that can be used by feminists and women rights activists in Pakistan to generate a collective response to harassment of women online. The digital tool will be developed in consultation with women, gender and sexual minorities who have faced online abuse.