Initiatives For Women

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Utthan : Rehabilitation of women bootleggers and peddlers

Under this programme, the societies help women who depend on their livelihood from illegal trades like bootlegging and drug peddling, to earn a decent living from an alternate source. For the purpose the societies have tie ups with various banks to provide loan and seed money is provided by the societies.

Rehabilitation of prostitutes and their children

Under this programme the societies help women involved in flesh trade to find a decent source of livelihood and also arrangements are made for their children’s education, healthcare etc.

Helping widows earn a decent livelihood

The women willing to get engaged in a livelihood activity are either assisted to find a job in local factories and industries or beginning their own enterprise like packaged snacks  – khakhra / papad preparation etc.

Self Defense training for Women

In the backdrop of crimes against women reaching an all-time-high, the Suraksha Setu Societies realized the need to train women in self defense . Towards this end, the department has began imparting self-defense training to girls and women without any discrimination.

Curbing Incidents of Eve-teasing

The police have undertaken increased patrolling near colleges and schools to stop incidents of eve-teasing and harassment of girls.

Safe Mode of Transport for Women in Need (PCR Vans)

PCR Van is an acronym for Police Control Room Van. It is a facility offered by the Police Department when any female calls for safe mode of transportation after 20:00 hours to police. PCR Vans with lady constables drop such females to their residence / safer place.

Curbing Girls Trafficking

The department is taking strong measures to ensure trafficking of women and young girls from other states as well as from other countries into Gujarat is stopped.

Counseling Facility

The department provides consultation by clinical psychologists for women in distress,  rape and  domestic violence victims.

Sakhi Mandals for Women of Police Lines

The women living in police lines are encouraged to form Sakhi Mandals and Self Help Groups (SHGs).

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