Hyderabad: “Today everyone is active on Social Media as it plays an important role in every life. There are lacunas in the cyber security system resulting in the increase in cyber crimes specially against fairer sex,” Prof. Syeda Sameen Fatima, Founder Registrar, Anurag University expressed these views at Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) during the symposium “Gender Equality & Protection of Women in Digital Spaces” organized by the Department of Women Education (DWE) in commemoration of International Women’s Day.
While speaking about gender equality, Prof. Sameen Fatima said that it includes justice, equal wages and equal opportunities for women in all fields.
“Majority of the crimes are committed by the close members of the family,” She added.
Prof. Ainul Hasan said that things were changing very fast in cyber.
“We need to be careful in utilizing it in a safe way,” Speaking on cyber security, he emphasized on making people aware about cyber crimes and the need to protect themselves.
Mohammed Arif Ali Khan, Chief Forensic Analyst, SVP National Police Academy explained how to implement safety measures to control cyber crimes against women.
“Online access needs to be secure,” he advised.
Dr. Farzana Khan, Program Head, My Choice Foundation in her address said women are lacking in digital world and they are being marginalized in the digital revolution.
“Now women are being victimized through cyber crimes,”
Prof. Gulfishaan Habeeb, Chairperson, Internal Complaints Committee delivered the welcome address. Prof. Ameena Tahseen, Program Coordinator & Head, DWE compered the programme. Dr. Shabana Kesar, Assistant Professor, DWE proposed vote of thanks.
A Cultural Programme Sham-e-Mauseequi (A musical tribute to women) was also organized.
In the run up to the International Women’s day the department conducted series of activities including screening of the film “Mother India” followed by discussion on the theme “Gender & Cinema”, Ignited Minds : Open MIC on “Eradication of Violence against women,need and strategies” and essay writing on “Education for Gender Equality in digital age”.
The symposium was organized in collaboration with Internal Complaints Committee, Instructional Media Centre and University’s Music, Drama, Film & Literary clubs.