Focus on women’s security in the state

‘Mass awareness on ’emergency 100′ and ‘women’s hotline 181′ to be launched’

‘Mass awareness on ’emergency 100′ and ‘women’s hotline 181′ to be launched’

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao attaches particular importance to the safety of women in the state, CMO Secretary Smita Sabharwal said on Friday.

“In addition to initiatives such as the Bharosa and Sakhi support centers, and the 100 and 181 helplines, we are collecting information from the ground to formulate a report,” she said, leading the meeting. of the all-women central committee on women’s safety in Bhongir.

Accompanied by senior women bureaucrats from State and District Collector Anita Ramachandran, Ms. Sabharwal took notes and asked for input on women’s issues and grievances from members – employees and public officials.

She said tougher measures to control sexual harassment in the workplace were being considered and for now district collectors should personally address these issues and remedies should begin with immediate suspension and procedures. disciplinary action against the perpetrators, she said. Ms Sabharwal added that mass sensitization on ‘Emergency 100’ and the ‘181 Women’s Helpline’ must be undertaken.

According to government whip and lawmaker Alair G. Sunitha, while helplines serve crises, preventative measures such as village committees, which provide counseling and create an atmosphere for women to let off steam, should be considered.

Commissioner, Women’s Development and Child Welfare, D. Divya, Haritha Haram OSD Priyanka Varghese, Commissioner, Scheduled Caste Development, Yogita Rana, and Hyderabad District Collector, Swetha Mohanty said as greater awareness of women’s helplines, effective use of resources and teamwork to resolve difficult situations.

Sharing a dose of inspiration with members from her stint as Warangal Collector, Health and Family Welfare Commissioner Vakati Karuna explained about women’s power and how it has made the district gudumba-free.

Nalgonda collector Prashant J. Patil believed that change in society would always begin with people, and that the role of public representatives and the inspiration of social reformers were crucial. He said women should organize for their economic empowerment.

DCP (SHE) C. Anasuya, Asst. Collector Garima Agarwal, women leaders and civil servants participated.

Mara R. Wilmoth