Digital Shakti is a national Cyber Peace initiative that aims to empower and upskill women as proud, resilient and thriving netizens of the cyber-space. Since its inception in 2018, this initiative has helped over 4.5 lakh girls, women and netizens, through awareness-building programs on key issues like social media safety, online harassment, data privacy, security tips & tricks, scam detection, cyberlaw, digital crime, threat prevention, grievance redressal and more.
Marching on with its commitment to the creation of a gender-just internet for girls and women, CyberPeace Foundation, along with National Commission for Women, Meta & Autobot Infosec, has launched the Fourth Phase of Digital Shakti. Building upon the project’s previous 3 phases, the campaign continues its work to empower women by equipping them with digital skills and knowledge, enabling them to effectively combat cyber threats and respond to any illegal or inappropriate online activities. The Fourth Phase aims to upskill 10,00,000 girls, women and netizens across India via hybrid workshops.
The fourth phase of the campaign was launched in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on the 15th of November 2022 by the Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCOAS), Lt Gen BS Raju UYSM, AVSM, YSM. The launch was graced by Rekha Sharma, Chairperson, NCW; Major Vineet Kumar, Founder and Global President, CyberPeace Foundation; & Rajiv Aggarwal, Director and Head of Public Policy, Meta India (previously Facebook).
Through Digital Shakti 4.0, we gained insights into staying safe online. We got a better understanding of how the internet works and how we can maintain our security and privacy while using it. It was a great learning experience for all of us, and I believe this knowledge will be really helpful as we navigate the online world.