Women's safety

At Meta, we believe women deserve equal access to the economic, educational and social opportunities the Internet provides. We understand that you have to feel safe to meaningfully participate in a community. Learn more about tools that let you confidently connect with family, friends and important causes.

Our approach

Meta should be a place where women feel safe. Our five-pillar approach works to keep abuse off our platforms.

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The Facebook Community Standards and Instagram Community Guidelines clearly explain the content allowed on our platforms. These guidelines let users express themselves, while also promoting a welcoming and safe environment. Because our policies are global, we focus on three key principles: promoting safety, encouraging respectful behavior and acknowledging diversity.


Our features and tools allow you to protect yourself against unwanted content and contact. You can limit access to your Facebook profile or filter for potentially offensive direct messages on Instagram. You can always report violations directly to our teams.


We offer 24/7 access to resources designed with safety for women in mind. The Facebook Help Center provides step-by-step guides to protect yourself against threatening or unsafe content.


Our policies, tools and resources are built with guidance from the security experts, academics, NGOs, human rights activists and policymakers that serve on our Global Women’s Safety Expert Advisors group.


This is a shared community and your experience matters. We gather input from you to develop the policies, tools and resources that promote women's safety online.

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Survivors of abuse

Women journalists & activists

Women leaders

Survivors of abuse

At Meta, we want to help survivors of abuse stay connected with friends and family or reconnect with loved ones after being isolated by an abusive former partner. Our tools let you control your online experience.

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Women journalists & activists

Journalists and activists use Meta to connect with people and share stories. Because women face a higher risk of gender-based online violence, we’ve taken steps to encourage safe interactions on Meta as women journalists and activists do their important work.

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Women leaders

Women are an integral part of every thriving community. Whether you’re running for office, a celebrity or in a prominent leadership position, we are committed to helping women safely grow their online presence.

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Women's safety partners

In partnership with Meta’s Global Women’s Safety Expert Advisors, we have developed policies, resources and tools to protect women from online abuse and allow them to control their experience online.

Our commitment to women’s safety is longstanding. Over the years, we've sought the help of experts in the field to ensure our platforms are safe for women and have:

  • Developed strong policies to protect women from online abuse
  • Built tools to empower users with control over their experience online
  • Launched technology to combat the sharing of non-consensual intimate images
  • Created the Women's Safety hub as a centralized location for our online safety resources

After working with over 400 women’s safety organizations and experts across the world, we established a specific group of advisors. These experts have contributed to furthering the safety of women both online and off and are distinguished in the field. The group partakes in our quarterly meetings dedicated to advancing the safety of women online.

Global Women's Safety Expert Advisors

Our current group of global advisors includes:

  • Bishakha Datta, Point of View (India)
  • Enrica Duncan, NOSSAS / Mapa do Acolhimento (Brazil)
  • Asher Flynn, Monash University (Australia)
  • Audace Garnett, National Network to End Domestic Violence (US)
  • Caitríona Gleeson, Women for Election (Ireland)
  • Margarita Guillé Tamayo, Interamerican Network of Women Shelters (Mexico)
  • Neema Iyer, Pollicy (Uganda)
  • Dr. Ji-yeon Lee, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (Korea)
  • Kalliopi Mingeirou, UN Women (Global)
  • Lisa Moore, The Women's Foundation (Hong Kong)
  • Tunggal Pawestri, Yayasan Hivos (Indonesia)
  • Mariane Dorothy Rosario, Youth Activist (Philippines)
  • Jyoti Vadehra, Centre for Social Research (India)
  • Stephanie Willman Bordat, MRA Mobilising for Rights Associates (Morocco)

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