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Community Engagement

Awareness on safety, law and resources are essential to create a safe constituency. Hence, B. SAFE Ambassadors shall lead massive awareness campaigns to engage three crucial groups - college students, women of local community and drivers of public transport (cabs and auto) – to ensure that they have sufficient knowledge and access to resources to make the constituency safer.

B.SAFE College

An initiative to sensitise college students on gender related issues. The gender sensitisation workshop helps examine student's personal attitude and equips them with critical thinking tools. The goal of the program is to make students unlearn sexism, understand patriarchy, be active bystanders and learn essential law & resources to make their college and neighbourhood safer for all.

After the 3 hours of gender sensitisation workshop, students undertake a safety walk around their college premises to identify issues that need to be addressed to make the neighbourhood a safe space. The students are provided a platform to advocate for better infrastructure from elected representatives and duty bearers.

If you are interested to facilitate gender sensitisation workshop at colleges, please click here.

What must a B.SAFE College do?

All colleges must carry out the following to provide a safe environment for all its students

  • Set up anti sexual harassment cell and anti-ragging cell in your college as per guidelines of UGC and Supreme Court.
  • Ensure the committee has student representatives as well.
  • Publish the details of the anti-sexual harassment cell in the notice board.
  • Publish anti-sexual harassment policy and define processes to prevent, prohibit and redress sexual harassment at your college.
  • Conduct gender sensitisation workshops for college faculty.
  • Conduct capacity building workshop for members of anti-sexual harassment cell on process to redress complaints.
  • Conduct gender sensitisation and awareness programs for all the students.
  • Organise monthly meeting of the anti-sexual harassment cell.
  • Engage with local police, elected representatives and local government to make college and its premises safe for all students.
  • Maintain records of the committee meetings and make it available to authorised authority.

B.SAFE Community Program

An initiative to build awareness amongst women of the local community on personal safety and economic empowerment. The initiative helps bring a sense of community amongst women and amplifies the voices of B. SAFE Ambassadors to meet their goal of making their constituency safer.

The program provides a platform for women to access the following:

  • Know their rights and the law with regard to safety
  • Support persons to address gender-based violence
  • Access to police and legal resources
  • Opportunity to upgrade their skills through skill development programs
  • Economic empowerment with aid of various loans and schemes from various government departments
  • Information about health care and resources available at nearest primary health care centre

B.SAFE Nirbhaya Chalaka

The drivers of public transport are the eyes on the street with power to be active bystanders and make our public places safer and inclusive for all. They are the true representatives of any city and often first responders during harassment or violence in public places. The B.SAFE Nirbhaya Chalaka is an initiative to sensitise the drivers of public transport on challenges faced by women commuters and iterate the pivotal role the drivers play in making public places safer for women.

The program builds awareness on

  • Need to make public transport and public place safer for women
  • Understanding challenges of women commuters
  • How to create safe public transport?
  • Being active bystanders and address sexual harassment in streets
  • Good Samaritan law and other must-know law & resources