Country Bangladesh
Year 2017
Type of Measure Education > Formal education
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The ICT Division in 2017 finished conducting a pilot project to teach the female students from urban areas on how to keep themselves safe from online threats. School girls are trained to protect them from being blackmailed or harassed online following a rise in cybercrimes. Mostly the victims of cybercrime are young girls and therefore, awareness among the girls first was necessary. In this pilot project, over 10,000 girls were trained from 40 schools and colleges through workshops. Over 500 girl students from 4 schools took part in a Cyber Security Awareness camp in Dhaka, April, 2017. A cyber security consulting agency "Four D Communications" conducted the training on how to defend themselves online, and how to bring cyber criminals to justice. They were also informed of the ICT Act to help cyber harassment victims and how to seek help in case of online harassment and blackmails. 

Source of Information

Bangladesh's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.49