- Capacity Building for 50+ external members of ICC
- Advocated to set up Local Complaints Committee for Bengaluru
To address the increasing crimes against women and children, B.PAC has launched a Safety initiative for Women and Children under the banner of B.SAFE. B.SAFE is committed to a full fledged program, engaging all stakeholders to advocate for the rights of women and children while sensitizing and engaging the community and larger public on this issue. Our women and children have the right to safe and secure environment at work, in schools and in public places.
B.PAC has constituted two expert groups one focused on Women Safety and the other on Child Safety. These groups are tasked with identifying and implementing, with the support from all key stakeholders, critical action plans which encompasses both in helping the prevention of violence, emergency response mechanism and in understanding the judicial redressal system in case of an untoward incident. The programs are wide ranging from creating large awareness campaigns among the public, to training for gender sensitization of key constituents and to informing and educating people on existing laws which safeguard women and child rights. Working with the support from key departments of the Government, active engagement of police and expertise of several organizations will help ensure a holistic and pragmatic approach to delivering the safety initiatives.
A list of the various initiatives under the wing of the B.SAFE program.
Safe schools are a robust preventive and preemptive environment which is free of violence, harassment and abuse and is based on child centric approach and system.
The women in Bengaluru city and Karnataka have a right to a safe workplace. Bengaluru has one of the largest number of women workforce in the country. A large proportion of women work in informal sector and various studies show that a large proportion of companies have not implemented the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act.
Bengaluru has an area of 800 sq. km which is accessed by over 5 million women every single day. Safety in public spaces is necessary to create opportunities for women. Along with ensuring infrastructure to enhance perception of safety in public spaces, sensitisation of bystanders is also the need of the hour.
Safety of women has multiple aspects related to law, policy and information covering a wide range of issues such as safety at home, workplace, public space, police and other legal resources. Awareness is the first step to deter crimes against women and children.
A wide range of government organisations and departments play a role in creating safe spaces for women. B.PAC as an advocacy group engages various departments such as Women and Child Development, Bengaluru City Police, BMTC, BBMP, Department of Education and others to advocate for better policies and initiatives for the safety of women and children.
Safe Public Place
B.SAFE related news, events, activities & stories.
B.PAC and CGI releases B.SAFE Constituency Public Place Safety Audit Report of Mahadevapura and Malleshwaram Constituencies
B.PAC with CGI, organized a virtual launch of B.SAFE Constituency
Women and Safety
Model Policy for fast track courts for women
CCTV installed in Police station
Child Protection Policy Initiative
Safety of women at workplace - The Billion Eyes Conclave
Has India become less safe for women
The key events related to the citizen's betterment programs need to be broadcasted for better awareness of people.
Ashok G V