The Digital Rights Foundation has announced that it would make its Helpline services available 24/7 for the next three months as part of its plan for strengthening cyber harassment helpplines.
Given the rise of cyber harassment cases following the COVID-19 lockdown, Digital Rights Foundation are more dedicated than ever to see the internet be a safer place for all.
To this end the DRF is strengthening the cyber-harassment helpline and providing its services 24/7 over the next three months, in partnership with the UN Women of Pakistan and the World Bank.
“We offer our services free of cost for anyone who calls in or reaches out to us via social media or email. These include legal aid, the digital help desk, and mental health counseling. During these three months, our toll-free number will be accessible every day of the week, from 9 AM to 5 PM, our mental health counselors will work from 10 AM to 9 PM each day as well. During all other hours of the day, our team will be attending to complaints and queries,” DRF said.
“Our mental health counselors are trained professionals and will be provided free of cost counseling to women and those from marginalized communities,” in a statement issued DRD said that .DRF recently released a report on the number of cases we received during the COVID-19 lockdown, and it can be read here: https://bit.ly/3gQwbyE