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NCW And CyberPeace Foundation Launch ‘Digital Shakti 5.0’, Aims To Empower 10L Women

New Delhi ‘ 5 July: The National Commission for Women (NCW) and Cyber Peace Foundation launched the fifth phase of the Digital Shakti Campaign, a Pan-India initiative aimed at digitally empowering and upskilling women and girls in cyberspace on Friday.

Speaking at the event, Rekha Sharma, Chairperson of NCW said, “This program aligns with the vision of Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, and Digital India. Despite India being on the verge of becoming the third-largest power in the world, women still face struggles in all fields. Digital Shakti was started in 2018 with the vision of introducing women to the digital era to enhance their skills. So far, we have trained six lakh women to be safe in the digital world. In this phase, we aim to increase that number to 10 lakh.”

MoS SP Singh Baghel asserted that the history of women and their sufferings through the decades highlights the importance of such initiatives.

“I extend my heartfelt congratulations to CyberPeace Foundation and NCW for the successful completion of the first four phases of this remarkable program. Digital Shakti has already made a significant impact, and I am filled with gratitude knowing this initiative will continue to empower women across our nation,” he said.

MoS Defence Sanjay Seth emphasized, “The culture of India and the growth of women over the past two decades are truly remarkable. This is a crucial issue that NCW and CyberPeace have thoughtfully addressed with the Digital Shakti program.”

The launch was followed by panel discussions on “Empowering Women through Cyber Skills: Bridging the Gender Gap in Tech and AI” and “Cyber Wellness and Mental Health: Addressing the Psychological Impact of Cyber Threats.”

Digital Shakti, which began in June 2018, aims to skill women nationwide, raise digital awareness, build resilience, and combat cybercrime. The campaign has transformed the digital lives of women across India, reaching over 6.86 lakh netizens through direct sessions and over 2.67 crore individuals through online mediums. Each phase has progressively increased its reach and impact, with Digital Shakti 4.0 reaching over 5,00,000 women.

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