Centre for Social Research comes up with a National Conference to address women safety in cities in India

Author(s): City Air Newsphoto: city air news New Delhi, December 22, 2016: As per the National Crime Records Bureau 2015, 36,712 rape cases have been reported. In the light of the recent Moti Bagh rape case, the citizens are once again...

Centre for Social Research comes up with a National Conference to address women safety in cities in India
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New Delhi, December 22, 2016: As per the National Crime Records Bureau 2015, 36,712 rape cases have been reported. In the light of the recent Moti Bagh rape case, the citizens are once again awakened to the ruthlessness with which such crimes are committed with impunity. It reflects a brazen and callous attitude towards law and order by those who perpetrate crimes.

In this context of growing dangers for women and girls in the cities of India, a discussion between social, legal, police and executive stakeholders on ‘Creating Safe Cities: Strategic Interventions and Innovative Response Mechanisms’ was organized by the Centre for Social Research on 20th December 2016 in India Habitat Centre. The agenda was to make concrete evidence and best practices’ based suggestions for improving safety and security of women.

The National Conference brought all the stakeholders on one platform and a dynamic exchange of ideas undertook which covered the spectrum of issues regarding women’s safety in public places, workplaces and mobility. Over fifty participants represented academia, legal system and civil society organizations. Ms. Lalitha Kumaramangalam (Chairperson, National Commission for Women), Ms. Kamlesh Panchal (Chairperson, Haryana State Commission for Women) and Ms. Swati Maliwal (Chairperson, Delhi State Commission for Women) represented National and State Commissions for Women. Professor Dr. Anand Kumar, a prominent professor of Sociology in Jawaharlal Nehru University and a member of Swaraj Abhiyan Party represented academia and the legal system. Mr. Praveen Sood, Additional Director General of Police represented the legal system. Ms Ankhi Das, Ms. Brinda Adige, Ms Khadija Farooqui and many others represented activists and tabled the issues.
National Commission for Women), Ms. Kamlesh Panchal (Chairperson, Haryana State Commission for Women) and Ms. Swati Maliwal (Chairperson, Delhi State Commission for Women) represented National and State Commissions for Women. Professor Dr. Anand Kumar, a prominent professor of Sociology in Jawaharlal Nehru University and a member of Swaraj Abhiyan Party represented academia and the legal system. Mr. Praveen Sood, Additional Director General of Police represented the legal system. Ms Ankhi Das, Ms. Brinda Adige, Ms Khadija Farooqui and many others represented activists and tabled the issues.

Date: 
Friday, December 23, 2016