Country Bangladesh
Year 2018
Type of Measure Education > Formal education
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Controller of Certifying Authorities (CCA), an organization under ICT Division organized workshops on cyber-security in 40 schools around the country in 2018. Around 10,000 girls studying from eighth to twelfth grade participated in the workshops commonly entitled "Cyber Security Awareness for Woman Empowerment". They were informed about the threats of cybercrime and the existing legal provisions to address such crimes. They were oriented about the ways to keep themselves safe in the world of social media, how to avoid being harassed, reporting a crime, and about the government help lines in case of emergency. They also received short and practical training on cyber security. Most of the workshops were held in Dhaka.

Source of Information

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