Monday, July 17, 2017

Nanna Olage Indira

Incidents of crime against women have been on a rise in India for last few years. More and more women are joining the urban workforce and safety of women continues to be a critical area of concern, in spite of many laws laid down by the Government.

In key economic hubs like Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai and Pune, there has been a steady increase in the number of cases of harassment and molestation being reported.

However, the conviction rates are poor because of the poor judicial system, lack of awareness, faulty methods of collecting forensic evidence and limited use of modern technology.

Most cases of sexual harassment at home, work or public places are often not reported due to cultural inhibitions in many parts of the country; where the stigma is attached to the victim/saviour rather than the perpetrator of the crime, who often gets away.

At Kaagaz Foundation, we have been propagating the concepts of women's safety which increases awareness to deal any unsafe situations. It also teaches women how to protect themselves against a physical attack using commonsense and basic self-defence techniques.

Nanna Olage Indira, a women safety handbook is step towards making the environment safe for women, to empower them so that they can continue to contribute towards India's progress.

On the birth centenary year of the 1st women Prime Minster of India Smt Indira Gandhi, who has been a role model for many generations of women Nanna Olage Indira aims to invoke the power of Smt Indira Gandhi in every woman to stand up for herself in the face of adversities.

- Kavitha Reddy

Nanna Olage Indira - Women Safety Handbook