Facebook to play active role in Elimination of Violence against Women

Facebook is committed to making its platform a safer, more welcoming place for women as it reiterated its policy on the United Nation’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Facebook to play active role in Elimination of Violence against Women

It is important to ensure that women are aware of all the tools and resources available to help them stay safe – from taking control of their privacy and security settings, to learning what they can do to deal with online harassment.

Violence against women is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today. In this connection, Facebook has created some infographics to help raise awareness around women’s safety, including top tips to avoid getting into sticky situations online.

1. Five ways women can increase their safety on Facebook

2. A guide to getting out of sticky situations online

3. 10 times you should report a post

Facebook takes a comprehensive approach to making our platform a safer place for women, including writing clear policies and developing cutting-edge technology to help prevent abuse from happening in the first place.

The Facebook Community Standards and the Instagram Community Guidelines outline the rules for what is and isn’t allowed on Facebook and Instagram. They’re developed by our policy teams and include rules against behaviors that disproportionately impact women, such as the sharing of non-consensual intimate imagery, which is illegal in many places around the world. They also include rules against harassment, like sending multiple unwanted messages to a person who’s made it clear that they don’t want to receive them.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November marks the launch of 16 days of activism that will conclude on 10 December, which is International Human Rights Day.

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