Security Watch India Summit: Speech on Innovative use of technology for women safety

by Sutapa Sanyal

Had the opportunity to address esteemed guests and speak on innovative use of technology for women safety at the Security Watch India Summit.

There are 100 million + women in the state of Uttar Pradesh and every 36th woman of the world lives in U.P. in largely rural areas. We’ve launched Vikalp in Uttar Pradesh, a digital portal exclusively dedicated to reporting crimes against women. Vikalp helps close the gender digital divide as over 80% of users of Vikalp are women. The app has helped break the culture of silence, victim blaming and violence against women.

Uttar Pradesh Police needs to move towards a model of community policing, which is why we have also started RU-BA-RU, a program where police personnel interact with over 30,000 school and college children to help them understand cybersecurity laws and keep themselves safe.

We have signed a special MoU with UNICEF to help build these programs further, and create a more responsive and effective police in order to empower women across Uttar Pradesh.

Sutapa Sanyal speech on women safety at Security Watch India

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