On Monday, Facebook announced that it has joined hands with the National Commission for Women (NCW) to train women scholars at Panjab University in digital literacy.
"We are committed to equipping women to express themselves freely. That's why we invested through our products, policies and community education programmes to create a safe space for women to communicate and share," said Ankhi Das, Public Policy Director-India, South and Central Asia-Facebook.
The program will be launched in collaboration with the Cyber Peace Foundation and will teach women to use online resources, protect themselves and promote digital literacy so they can take the full advantage of the internet.
"We are delighted to see the digital literacy programme rolling out and unfolding immense opportunities for young women, giving them access to technology and freedom to express," said Rekha Sharma, Chairperson (I/C), National Commission for Women.
The partnership between the social media giant and NCW was signed last month and under the program they aim to train 60,000 women across the country for the safe use of internet, social media and e-mails.
The company said “the digital literacy programme will benefit women in universities across major cities in Haryana, Delhi-NCR, Manipur, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu”.