EE Hope United squad member and former England international, Fara Williams, yesterday attended a roundtable at 10 Downing Street with entertainment and TV stars including Georgia Harrison, Malin Andersson and Georgia Kousoulou, as they showed their support for the proposed changes to the Online Safety Bill, which if passed, would allow for greater protection for women and girls online. This follows EE Hope United’s continued commitment to tackle online hate by lobbying for changes to the Online Safety Bill. In a final show of backing for amends to the Bill, which is currently being prepared for Royal Assent later this year, the roundtable, chaired by Michelle Donelan, Secretary of State for the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology, saw EE Hope United squad member, Fara Williams, join a host of entertainment and TV stars including Sharon Gaffka, Kaz Kamwi, Emily Clarkson, Anna Woolhouse, Emeka Okorocha, Natalie Pinkham and James Okulaja, as they discussed their personal experiences of online hate and why they support the changes to the Bill. The roundtable follows tireless campaigning for the Bill to do more to safeguard women online. EE was one of those leading the charge for the Bill to be changed: in April of this year, it teamed up with Glitch – the UK charity focused on ending online abuse and championing digital citizenship – to call on the Government to honour its promise ‘to make the UK the safest place in the world to be online’ with a campaign lobbying the House of Lords to namecheck women and girls in the Online Safety Bill.
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