“Those who abuse technology to harass, intimidate, degrade and threaten women must be held to account. Laws and national security resources must be aligned with this objective.” This is one focus of the International Women’s Day message of Oropouche West MP Dave Tancoo.
He noted further that
” Our women are increasingly the targets of cyberattacks, harassment, stalking, non-consensual image sharing, and human trafficking schemes online.”
Tancoo insists that ” Comprehensive gender-based cybercrime regulations are required, and the TTPS Cybercrime Unit needs to be adequate resourced with highly trained staff and state-of-the-art equipment.”
“Ensuring that digital spaces are safe places for everyone, especially women and children, must be a top priority for the Government and law enforcement.”
While we celebrate the accomplishments of women, we must also commit to confronting the challenges and threats to their safety.
Let us all work together to protect our women in the physical and virtual spaces.