Facebook to Offer Digital Literacy Programme for Women

Published on June 01, 2018
Facebook and National Commission for Women (NCW) have joined hands to launch a digital literacy programme in association with the Cyber Peace Foundation (CPF). The sole purpose of this collaboration is to provide digital literacy to the women.

Background

In the present era of internet, women are given more exposure to professional and entrepreneurial  opportunities but this surge has led to the increasing number of cyber crimes towards women

Cyber Peace Foundation (CPF) President Vineet Kumar said
"Women are especially vulnerable to cybercrimes, false news, hate speech and other forms of cyber bullying which can have a disastrous effect on them," 

Implementation

  • To protect women from falling into the trap of cyber crimes, Facebook in collaboration with National Commission for Women and  Cyber Peace Foundation (CPF) will conduct digital literacy campaign by conducting awareness programmes for 60,000 women in universities across major cities in Haryana, Delhi-NCR, Manipur, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu over a one-year period
  • During these awareness programmes, women will be trained to understand the safe and responsible use of internet along with the knowledge to differentiate between credible and questionable information

Expected Questions

It will conduct digital literacy campaign by conducting awareness programmes for 60,000 women in universities across major cities in Haryana, Delhi-NCR, Manipur, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu over a one-year period. 

Which of the following are the three nodal agencies/companies/organisation that are conducting the above-mentioned mentioned programme?
(i) Facebook
(ii) Ministry for Women and Child Development
(iii) Cyber Peace Foundation
(iv) National Commission for Women
(v) Cental Bureau of Investigation

a. (i), (ii) and (iii)
b.  (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv)
c. (ii), (iii) and (v)
d. (i), (iii) and (iv)
e. All (i), (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v)

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