Women Premier League: UP Warriorz and Navya Naveli Nanda unite to combat online trolling in women’s cricket through #TrashTalkCleanUp

March 12, 2024 | Share this article

The Women’s Premier League (WPL) cricket team, UP Warriorz, has partnered with women’s rights advocate Navya Naveli Nanda, to unveil #TrashTalkCleanUp. Created in collaboration with Interactive Avenues, UP Warriorz’ digital creative agency, the campaign features an inspiring 2-part video podcast and series of Instagram reels.

The aim of ‘Trash Talk Clean Up’ is to bin the negativity of social media and create safe spaces on the internet for UP Warriorz’ players as well as female athletes at large. A recent study by Plan International found that social media abuse targets female athletes three times more than men. A study published by World Athletics also states that out of all the hate circulating about the Olympics, 87 percent of it was targeted towards women.

The problem is no less rampant for India’s women athletes. Former cricketer Mithali Raj, 2-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu, hockey player Vandana Kataria and even the Indian women’s cricket team have faced trolling repeatedly and voiced their opposition on social media. Against this backdrop, UP Warriorz is acting for change and turning online spaces of harassment and abuse into places of support for these achievers.

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