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Web Wonder Women Campaign by Ministry of WCD

Web Wonder Women Campaign by Ministry of WCD


  • GS 2 || Governance || Vulnerable Sections ||  Women

 Why in News?

  • The Union WCD(Women and Child Development) has launched an online campaign, ‘#www :  Web- Wonder Women’.

 About the campaign

  • Indian women have always been enterprising and have created a positive impact on society with their hard-work, experience and knowledge.
  • #www: WebWonderWomen is a campaign to specially honour and encourage such voices that have in their own capacity driven a positive impact on social media platforms.
  • The Campaign’s Partners aim to recognize the fortitude of Indian women stalwarts from across the globe that has used the power of social media to run positive & niche campaigns to steer a change in society

 Rules for Nomination

  • The Campaign invites Entries via Nominations from across the world, as per the laid out criteria.
  • Indian-origin women, working or settled anywhere in the world, are eligible for nomination.
  • The shortlisted entries will be open for public voting on Twitter and the finalists will be selected by a specialized panel of judges.
  • Nominations have been invited in a large number of categories including Health, Media, Literature, Art, Sports, Environmental protection, fashion among others.
  • The Campaign will recognise and acknowledge the efforts of these meritorious Women.
  • The Campaign invites Entries through nominations from across the world as per the laid out criteria. Nominations will be open till January 31, 2019.

 Additional Info- Partner Organisations

  • The Ministry partnered with the Breakthrough NGO and Twitter India for ‘#www: WebWonderWomen’ campaign.
  • Breakthrough NGO is a global human rights organization working to end violence against women and girls. Some of the well-known programmes of the NGO are Bell Bajao! (Ring the Bell!), Nation Against Early Marriage, Deport The Statue, #ImHere.

 Mains Question

  • Explain the role of Social Media in Women Empowerment.