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Beti Bachao Beti Padhao

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Why in news 

The Parliamentary Committee on Empowerment of Women has noted in its report that the Government spent 80% of the funds under the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ (BBBP) scheme on media campaigns.

About

It was launched by the Prime Minister in 2015 at Panipat in Haryana to address sex-selective abortion and the declining child sex ratio.

Objective

To bring behavioural change in the society towards birth and rights of a girl child.

The Scheme has two major components such as mass communication campaign and multi-sectoral action covering all States and UTs.The programme is being implemented across 640 districts.

It is a tri-ministerial effort of Ministries of Women and Child Development,

Health & Family Welfare and Human Resource Development National Commission for Women (NCW) has launched an online resource center under the ‘We Think Digital’ programme”.

WE THINK DIGITAL PROGRAMME 

The programme is run collaboratively by the NCW, Facebook, and Cyber Peace

Foundation. Under this, Facebook will provide digital literacy training to 1 lakh women across seven states (Uttar Pradesh, Assam, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Jharkhandand Bihar). As part of the program, the company will partner with agencies from both government and civil society to design learning modules to equip people with skills, including the ability to think critically about what they see online, report harmful content and how to communicate respectfully.

Online resource center

  • The center will provide information on cyber security in the form of posters, awareness videos, quizzes, and self-learning modules. It will include lessons with tips for safe usage and reporting and redressal of cybercrimes.
  • It will provide information on the step-by-step process of reporting on cyber-crime issues including reporting on social media platforms.

Aim

It aims to help women in distress on issues related to online safety like cyberbullying, cyberstalking, financial fraud, etc.

It will help women the safe usage of technology and will also help them to be safe from online threats

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