Women Protection and Training
“It is impossible to think
about the welfare of the
world unless the condition
of women is improved”
1. Problem Statement
2. Facts on inequality and status of women in India
3. Crimes against women in India
4. Proposed solution
5. Implementation of the solution
Family & Self Based Measures
Community Based Measures
Measures to be implemented by the Government
6. Impact of the Solution
E ual ights to o e , o e e po e e t , o ge de ias - these slogans seem to have no
relevance as far as incidents of crime against women in the city are concerned. Though as per the police
records, a total of 2,28,650 such cases (crime against women) have been registered since January 2011,
a y go u epo ted due to so ial stig a. As the populatio of the ity is i easi g, i e agai st o e
is also i easi g. A d a ajo ity of the i ti s a e ig a ts,
Do the laws protect women ?
No – It’s e ho ha e to p ote t a d fight fo ou safety a d e po e e t. Training and
Change Starts from self, then family, Community and finally by the Government.
It is e ually i po ta t to la ify the o ept of Viole e agai st o e . Viole e is also k o as
abuse and include any sort of physical aggression or misbehave. When violence is committed at home it
becomes domestic violence and involves family members such as children, spouse, parents or servants.
Domestic violence may involve different means such as hitting, kicking, biting, shoving, restraining,
throwing objects. In broad terms, it includes threats, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, controlling or
domineering, intimidation, stalking, passive/covert abuse and economic deprivation, rape, abduction,
kidnapping, murder (all cases of criminal violence, dowry death, wife battering, sexual abuse,
maltreatment of a widow and for an elderly women (all cases of domestic violence) and eve-teasing,
forcing wife, forcing a young widow to commit sati, etc (all cases of social violence), are issues which
affect a large section of society.
“A lack of security is shaping their daily lives”.
Facts on inequality and status of women in India
Women and Education
Close to 245 million Indian women lack the basic capability to read and write
Adult literacy rates for ages 15 and above for the year 2000 were
female 46.4% male rate of 69%
Women as Workers
Participation of women in the workforce is only 13.9% in the rural sector
and 28.9% in the urban sector
Wo e ’s age ates a e, o a a e age o ly 75 % of e ’s age ates
Exploitation of Women at Work
Nearly 50% had experienced gender discrimination or physical and mental harassment at work. The
number of women in India's workforce fell from 28.9 per cent in 2004-05 to 22.8 per cent in 2009-10,
and even further to 21.9 per cent in 2011-12, according to the latest report from National Sample
Survey Office (NSSO). Working women and experts said a lack of supportive policies, social prejudices,
and even fears for personal safety, are restricting women's contributions to the country's economic
Crimes Against Women In India
16,373 women were raped during the year
45 women were raped every day
1 woman was raped every 32 minutes
44,098 incidents of sexual harassment were reported.
121 women were sexually harassed every day
1 woman was sexually harassed every 12 minutes
Importation of girls/Trafficking
11,332 women and girls were trafficked
31 women and girls were trafficked every day
1 woman or girl was trafficked every 46 minutes
Kidnapping and abduction
14,630 women and minor girls were kidnapped or abducted
40 women and minor girls were kidnapped every day
1 woman or minor girl was abducted every 36 minutes
Dowry Related Murders
7,895 women were murdered due to dowry
21 women were murdered every day
1 woman was murdered due to dowry every 66 minutes
49,237 women faced domestic violence in their marital homes.
135 women were tortured by their husbands and in-laws every day
1 woman faced torture in her marital relationship every 11 minutes
Over 40% of married Indian women face physical abuse by their husband
12,134 women were driven to commit suicide due to dowry
1,10,424 housewives committed suicide between 1997-2001 and
accounted for 52% of the total female suicide victims
Child Sexual Abuse
Out of 350 school girls
63% had experienced sexual abuse at the hands of family members
25% had been raped, forced to masturbate the perpetrator
Nearly 33% said the perpetrator had been a father, grandfather or male
friend of the family
Out of 600 women respondents
76% had been sexually abused in childhood or adolescence
42% were ‘uncle’ or ‘cousin’
4% were ‘father’ or ‘brother’
in Bus stops
"The most important thing is introducing the definition of security from
women’s perspectives. It is not a man in a uniform standing next to her
armed with a gun. Women have a broader term, human security, the ability
to go to school, receive health care, work, and have access to justice. Only by
improving these areas can the threats . . . be countered."
Every family should take measures to provide safety for their children.
Confirm safe arrival at home post-late nights shifts.
Learn in Self-defence techniques
Vehicle tracking system in cars.
Sound a bugle for all women employees to
leave office premises by 7:30 PM.
GPS and single press button facility in phones to
send distress call to at least 10 seniors.
Co a , OR Peppe “p ay , a i sta t sp ay that i ju es the atta ke , itte pe issio f o
plant head & HR head to retain an employee when every needed in times of attack.
This Application is a tribute to brave Delhi-rape incident girl. Nirbhaya is capable of
handling emergency situations and sending notifications to pre-assigned contacts.
The notification can be sent quickly with a single tap on PANIC BUTTON. We can
even feed the contacting information about the nearby helping-authorities like
police station, hospital etc.,
Implementation of the solution
SELF & FAMILY BASED MEASURES:
Senior Citizens can be involved to volunteer by
watching over the day to day activities of women
travelling through Buses.
They can just go for a walk along with the studying
and working women till their nearest Bus stop , drop
them and also pick up them .
This creates awareness of taking responsibility in
providing security to women of every society.
Elderly people are engaged in women empowerment
in an informal way.
Pu li Awareness in ea h Bus Stop’s
COMMUNITY BASED MEASURES:
Responsibilities For Senior Citizens:
Modern Culture Should be Restricted to a limit
Indian youth will have to take is to revive our culture. If we break with our culture, we misdirect the
forces of change and as a result of it no progress is made by the society. Radhakrishnan goes to the
extent of saying, "Inattention to our culture in our universities is to no small extent responsible for
the increasing unrest among the student". His advice to the young is that they should "enter more
fully into the experiences and ideals of the race, if they are to live more abundantly". It is our culture
that helped India to survive despite a number of destructive forces working against it.
Emphasising the need to recruit more women in the police
women volunteers, has to be deployed in the vicinity of
educational institutions, cinema halls, malls and markets, as
also the routes frequented by women employees of BPOs
returning from work at night.
have some more 'all- women' police stations in the city.
Establish Women Police Stations in every Town
COMMUNITY BASED MEASURES:
To protect and provide security to women
To train women with self defence techniques
To take up complaints and cases with special approach
towards women abuse, violence and threat.
Open door for women grievance, where women can
approach any counselling or help in time of need
Immediate measures should be taken by the Government :-
Establish a Military Camp for youth at every 200 kilometres
Implement mandatory military services for the youth to serve the country
for at least one year
An Idle Mind is a Devil’s Workshop
MEASURES TO BE TAKEN BY THE GOVERNMENT:
"Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country."
Engage unemployed youth by awarding with certificates or
work experience credits for joining military services.
Youth will be motivated to serve the community and country
Retired X-Service men can be engaged in training and
monitoring the military camps
To Survey every 30 Kilometres to ensure safety we need to
establish a Help line centre in connection with patrolling team.
RAISING SUPPORT :
Establishing donation counters in Towns at Community Halls, Shopping malls, Public Places etc.,
Contributions collected will be used to support
Senior citizen volunteers engaged in providing security to the local community girls and women.
Retired and X- Service men Volunteers in training and monitoring military camps
Wo e ’s E po e e t i I dia is hea ily depe de t o o e safety a d se u ity. If
measures are taken at self, family, community and state level then it is merely possible to
render our efforts for women empowerment in our society and ultimately our country
Impact of the Solution
Every citizen of the society irrespective to creed, cast, age etc., should realize the responsibility of
contributing to the community development by rendering services or contributing financially. This
eates a Ou “o iety o ept i the li es of e e y pe so .
Women can get trained in self defense and can protect themselves in any circumstances.
House Wives, Senior citizens, Retired x-service men etc., are given opportunity to serve the country
in their leisure time.
These measures can create an awareness of women empowerment and security to the youth in
every community and thus contributing to its development.
Unemployed youth can be motivated to render their services and can be awarded with certificates,
work experience or stipend.
Thus every society can contribute their efforts at family, community and state level in aspects of
women empowerment and safety.
"Togetherness is power. If your voices are many, it is power. You will be heard”.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world;
indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
Source: UN statistics
Source: The Human Development Report, 1995
Source: Indian Census Report, 2001
Source: Women in India- How free? How equal? – Kalyani Menon Sen, A.K. Shiva
Source:NCRB ‘Crime in India, 2002’
Source:NCRB, ‘Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India’, between 1997-2001
Source: A research carried out 1997-98 by Sakshi an NGO
Source: research carried out 1997-98 by RAHI an NGO
Source: INCLEN Survey, 2000
Source: Parliament Library and reference, Research, Documentation and Information