On 26th April, Ms Arnika Singh, Ms Pratishtha Arora and Ms Srishti, conducted a gender sensitization training for Crimes Against Women Cell, Gokulpuri Police Station, North East district, to sensitize the police personnel on the importance of gender sensitivity towards women in distress. There were a total of 20 participants (5 women, 15 men).
The training stressed on the important role that police forces play when it comes to safety of women. In order to explain the concept of communication, the trainers used the Tanagram activity, through which they talked about the wide spectrum of miscommunication in the existing ecosystem.
Trainers spoke about police being the one stop station where every women looks forward to safety and protection, and also of the need for more female representation in Police, which will help victims seek support. This will also act as motivation to empower more women to come in the forefront to join the force.
The participants spoke about the problems that arise due to false complaints, which are on the rise. One of the participants suggested that the authorities should consider setting up women only police stations.
Glimpses from our #training with #police of @DelhiPolice yesterday, carried out by @Arnikatweets @GenderCrusader. @CSR_India @CPDelhi @dtptraffic @INCDelhi @ranjanakumari #FridayFeeling pic.twitter.com/ABxSGIyFiu
— Gender Training Institute (@GenderTrainings) April 27, 2018
The training ended with the Blind Walk activity, through which it was concluded that any case which comes to the police, should be heard with due importance. Only this will give confidence to all women in the society, to report the cases of any violence.