Safety of women in the Public Places

Safety of women in the Public Places


Recently a community based social media platform “Local Circle” has conducted a survey and released data in order to see and measure the vulnerability of women in public spaces and also the effectiveness of

Complaint registration mechanism. Highlights of the report

  • About 29% of women have faced molestation of sexual advances in publicOffices
  • Only 23% of women have filed a police complaint or FIR
  • 15% said, they tried hard to file a police complaint but the police are not willing for registering the cases

Certain issues which are Mentioned in the report

  • The absence of Fast Trackcourts
  • inadequate investigation system
  • lack of effectiveVigilance
  • police inability
  • patriarchal mindset of the society Constitutional provisions
  • Article 14 which mentions equality before law for women
  • Article 15 mentions that the state not to discriminate against any citizens on the basis of of Race religion caste sex place of birth or any of them
  • Article 15(3) talks about about the power of the state to make special provisions in the favour of women and children
  • Article 16 talks about equality of opportunity for all citizens in matters relating to employment or appointment to any office under thestate
  • Article 39(d) talks state to direct its policy towards securing for men and women equally the right to an adequate means of livelihood equal pay for equal work for both men and women
  • Article 39A talks to promote justice on the basis of equal opportunity and to provide free Legal Aid by people legislation on screen or

intend the other way to ensure that opportunities for securing justice are not denied to any situation by the reasons of economic or other disabilities

  • Article 51(A)(e) talks to promote harmony and the spirit of common brotherhood amongst all the people of India and to renounce practices derogatory to the dignity of women

Government initiative

  • Nirbhaya fund
  • One stop centre
  • criminal law amendment act 2018
  • National database on sexualoffenders
  • cyber crime portal has been launched on September 2018 for citizen to report obscene content

International Women’s Day 2021

  • It has the theme choose to challenge
  • Earlier it was name as national Women’s Day and was acknowledged by the United States on February 28, 1909, this was done because of the labour movement which was started in 1908

where 15000 female went on strike in New York city to protest again who were working conditions

  • international Women’s Day was celebrated on 8th March because on this day women in Soviet Russia gained the right to vote in 1917

    –  Khyati Khare

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