Crime Against Women
Scope of the problem
Kidnapping & Abduction for
Homicide for Dowry, Dowry
Deaths or their attempts
Torture - both mental and
Importation of girls
Causes of the problem
Is it the so-called culture and myth in
India, where men were and are still
considered to be the bread-winner,
Patriarchal dominated society of India?
Non acceptance of Girl right from the
time the parents know that the foetus is a
girl thereby leading to Killing the female
foetus and female infanticide.
The Girl’s Parents who consider it their
obligation to give dowry whenever
demanded and thus feeling that whenever
a girl is born in the family it would be a
huge drain on their financial resources.
Reasons for selecting a
We live in the twenty-first century and yet
we see and tolerate violence and yet the
so-called educated and literate bear
violence and pay a price of their life. Are
we going to be silent and join the
High time we engage in this cause to stop
Violence Against Women which include
spreading the message asking girl’s
parents not to engage in giving dowry for
their girl’s marriage, stop forcing a
woman to stay in an abusive relationship,
accept a rape .
3 Gender sensitization
SUGGESTION : Awareness
should be created among the
masses especially in the rural areas
about the importance of women in
the real world. Repeated
workshops and sessions with
successful women should be
organized in such areas in order to
boost up their confidances. And
the national and state council
should make sure that such
workshops are conducted regularly
and aesthetically and not just for
the sake of it.
1. Importance of girl child
2. Importance of male-female sex
ratio and some more should be the
important topics for the workshops
4. Families with a single girl child
should be given some amount of
money to encourage people for the
5. Activities such as bell bajao
andolan , shoutings etc. should be
encouraged and media should be
used as weapon to support women.
Partnership with the voluntary sector
As mentioned in the policy by the government
there are hardly any NGO's with whom the govt
SUGGESTION : The interaction between the ngos
and govt should increase
so that all the victimised women which approach
these ngos can get proper redressal
2. Setting up of national and state councils to look
after the policies set by the government.
SUGGESTION : No strict actions are being taken by
these councils. These councils should not consist of
the members of the ruling party. Instead it should have
individuals who truly care about the safety and
integrity of women. These councils should be set up
by the supreme court and the individuals should be
selected on the basis Of the work that they have
already done in these areas.
total of 2,28,650 incidents of
crime against women (both
under IPC and SLL) were
reported in the country
during the year 2011as
compared to 2,13,585
incidences in the year 2010
recording an increase of 7.1
% during the year 2011
.These crimes have
during 2007-2011 with
1,85,312 cases in the year
2007, 1,95,856 cases in the
year 2008,2,03,804 cases in
the year 2009 and 2,13,585
cases in the year 2010 and
2,28,650 cases in the year
National policy for the empowerment of women is
the government’s meaure that they have taken to
improve the state of women in our country.
Merits of the proposed solution in comparison to
the existing alternative(s)
With the existing features we know that the crime is only on an increase
hence the government needs to pull up their socks to bring about a
If the above mentioned points are kept in mind the following things will
1. The people will be more aware of all the actions that the government
is undertaking in order to bring improvements in the current situation
with the media involvement
2. People will become more open and th respect for women will
increase hence there will be decrease in the disrespectful crimes against
3. If ngos get a strong support from the government, they both can work
together and help in eradicating problems that women face in their day
to day lives.
4. If people become gender sensitive then, they will respect women. And
hence think twice before taking any step that will bring disrespect
5. With the activities such as bell bajao andalon etc women will be able
to raise their voice against the crime that they face.
Implemenation of Solution
• High level description of key steps involved in implementing the solution
• The Government needs to develop an interaction with ngo’s so that all the victimised women
which approach these ngo’s should get proper redressal and good care of the women should be
properly taken in these ngo’s.
• The government needs to setup national and state councils whose job should be to look after the
policies made by the government and the members of the council should see that all the policies
are properly implemented and there should be no loopholes in the policies of the government.
• Stakeholder(s) involved at each step
While executing the proposed solution many stakeholders should be included in making the government policies for the safety
and integrity of the women. Instead of selecting individuals from the ruling party Youth and young individuals should be given a
chance who have already done work in the safety or integrity of women. The individuals should take even a harsh decision if
required and should be able to change the government policies for the betterment and safety of women.
• Financial and human resources required at each step
For implementing the proposed solution for the safety of women financial and human resources are required at each step to ensure
security and betterment of women.
• In the case of Voluntary Sector organisations the government should provide regular funds so that organisations
should be able to take better care for women.
• In the case of setting up of national and state councils human resources like youth and determined people are
needed who have already worked in this area and should be able to propose better government policies and should
be able to take harsh and strict decisions.
• In the case of Gender sensitization masses should be made aware about the importance of girl child in a family. In
this case media can play an important role in making people aware about the importance of women in real world. In
this case financial help from government should be provided to media to make people realize their mistake.
• In the case of the families with single girl child government should provide incentives and financial help to
encourage other families to have a girl child.
• In the case of andolans in order to ensure security of women the masses should come to support all the andlans for
the betterment and rights of women. In this case also Media can play an important role in educating people about
the importance and rights of women.
• Scalability to measure the impact of solution
Uptil now, most of the people especially women are not even aware of the rights that they possess. If the mass approach of media
which grips the country currently is used to educate as well as create awareness regarding the laws as well as the policies and
various steps taken at the governments end then the problem that we currently face will be diminished and we surely can come
out strongly from the same.
Hence the scale at which the proposed solutions can be measured is very large as the common masses will get the opportunity to
criticize as well as appreciate the policies being made.
Hence our policy makers will get a better idea as to what the common people want and how satisfied are they with the decisions
Sustainability of the solution
Since we boast that our nation is a democratic nation which has a government that stands by the tagline : By the People, for the
people and of the people, the proposed solution is completely apt and sustainable as it will be under constant media glare as a
result of which people can keep a regular check on the improvements. Also the media will force the policy makers and descison
takers to be on their toes and on guard all the time.
Hence according to us it will be a long lasting people- government friendly solution
which will be accepted by one and all.
Impact of the solution