Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) in the 6th year of its association with CSR has partnered on Water Conservation and Gender Mainstreaming projects, Safe Cities Project and Gender Sensitization of multiple stakeholders. As next step to the Safe Cities Project, we are also gearing up for trainings of the Police Officials in the states of Goa, Manipur, Pondicherry and Jammu and Kashmir; after having completed one in Karnataka. We ambitiously aim to reach out to as many states as possible. This year, we are targeting for 5.

The training of the police officials is undertaken to:

  • Build the capacity of police officials by integrating gender sensitivity as a part of their training curriculum
  • Improve their understanding of gender within a human rights framework so that they perceive themselves as active agents for women’s human rights

The training seek to arrive at creative solutions in the context of soft skill management (communication, outreach given the legal complexities) and optimization of limited legal resources to sensitively handle survivors and their cases.

samba training

The one day training, conducted on 22nd February 2017 in Samba, was attended by a total of over 40 Police Officials. The primary aim was to work upon the theoretical aspect of social phenomena that leads to improvement in policing methodology and challenges faced while in the process. The secondary aim was to enable police officials discuss roadblocks in implementing law and order for the jurisdiction. The training was successful in tabling out the issues and building constructive dialogue around the same that would lead to renewed impetus in implementation.

Mr. Raja Adil Hamid, the Additional Senior Superintendent of Police (Samba) extended optimum cooperation and support during the planning and implementation of the One Day Training of Trainers of Police Officials in Samba (Jammu).  Mr. Hiralal Pandit’s and Sh. Anil Kumar Magotra’s (The Senior Superintendent of Police, Samba) role in seamless communication was instrumental in ensuring that the training was a success. We are grateful to Hanns Seidel Foundation and the Resident Representative Mr. Volker Lennart Plän for being a great association without whom, a project such as this would be inconceivable.