Bangladesh Police has launched an all-women unit today. This newly inaugurated unit will work to support female victims of cybercrime. In the inauguration ceremony inspector general of Bangladesh Police has said, there are four different laws in Bangladesh to address cybercrime. These are the digital security act, pornography control act, ICT act, and telecommunication act. More than six thousand cases are already filed under these laws. Most of the victims are female. The Inspector general of police also said, in most of the cases female victims do not file complaint because of embarrassment. So this newly launched all-women unit will help female victims for filing an official complaint.
Most of the female victims in Bangladesh are between the age of 18 to 24 years. Cybercrime against women includes spreading personal photos, hacking social media accounts, threatening to spread intimate videos and demanding money, sharing personal phone numbers publicly, cyberbullying, and creating fake social media accounts with unacceptable contents.
Police is assuring the privacy of the complainant. Any victim can complain through the messaging service of Police Cyber Support for Women PCSW Facebook page, email, or police hotline. They can also complain to police headquarters.