Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman stressed on Thursday the necessity of ensuring women safety in cyberspace as it is increasingly becoming the instrument through which women work.
Addressing at the 19th International Conference of Chief Justices of the World, organized by Lucknow’s City Montessori School, Sitharaman said the safety of women in cyberspace has to be dealt with.
“Women space is not just your family home. The public spaces which are available for men like parks, public transport or theatre are spaces where women should feel safe, not just be safe but also feel safe,” she stated.
She proposed, “There is a need to ensure the safety of women in cyberspace. The cyberspace is increasingly becoming the instrument through which women work or give productive time.” She said that if the virtual space is not made safe for women then “we are in a very hard situation”.
“It is necessary to deliberate the safety of women in cyberspace,” she added. She also urged media to assist in spreading awareness about the importance of safety of women.