“O you who believe! let not (one) people laugh at (another) people perchance they may be better than they, nor let women (laugh) at (other) women, perchance they may be better than they; and do not find fault with your own people nor call one another by nicknames.” Al-Hujurat (The Apartments) verse 11
Sarim Burney Welfare Trust International is dedicated to changing the overwhelming culture of cyber harassment and trolling hollowing our society. We work on reducing and preventing the cyberbullying and other forms of digital abuse, including hatred steered by discrimination and racism across the country. Sarim Burney Welfare Trust International is an active advocate of civility, inclusion, and equality. We are providing support to the victims of cyber-harassment who are in need of counselling and are at risk of suicide. We are raising awareness through our social media campaigns.
Today’s people are getting victimized by cyberbullying and harassment, it is growing more and more every day with the growing usage of the internet. People are using internet much more than they used to years ago. At Sarim Burney Welfare Trust International, we focus on preventing bullying by fabricating the right grounds where everyone can thrive.
Defending Right To Privacy To Minorities And Women
One of our many aims at SBWTI is to safeguard women, minorities and everyone oppressed from cyber-harassment they face in their daily lives. We want to make them acquainted with their rights. Many researches and studies state that cyberbullying have raised to alarming heights. Some people are so tormented that they reach to the verge of committing suicides.
How To Respond To Cyber Harassment, Trolling And Bullying
One of the main reasons why suppressors are so powerful is because the oppressors don’t know their rights. Here are some of the things you should know to counter cyber harassment.
Although there is no specific punishment for cyberbullying in Pakistan’s Electronic Crimes Act 2016, but there are sections 20 and 24 to counter the issue.
Under section 20, if a person spreads any information a person about someone that is ”false, and intimidates or harms the reputation or privacy of a natural person” may be sentenced to three years of imprisonment accompanied by Rs.1 million as fine.
Likewise, according to section 24, any activity involving “cyber stalking who, with the intent to coerce or intimidate or harass any person, uses information system, information system network, the Internet, website, electronic mail, or any other similar means of communication” will also result into three years of imprisonment and Rs. one million as fine.
These activities include approaching a person to have a personal connection despite the disinterest of the victim, monitor his/her internet use and profile, spy upon the victim, resulting in violence or distress and taking someone’s photographs without consent and posting it online to defame or harm the person.
REMEMBER! Organizations doing any good are driven by dedicated teams and supporting public, who cares about the world they breathe in and want to make a difference. Let join our cause and raise voice for cyber-harassment rather than being just an onlooker.