AKSHAYA: Self -Defence Training for Women and Girls

by Sutapa Sanyal    As part of Mahila Samman Prakoshth's "AKSHAYA" program, the girl students of schools and colleges are learning the basics of self–defence. The program also focuses on developing the girls' confidence, a positive body language and self- image. It not only makes them aware of possible situations where Gender-based Violence can occur,… Continue reading AKSHAYA: Self -Defence Training for Women and Girls

Nav Chetna: Gender Sensitization Training Module for Police

Capacity-building of Police Personnel through Gender Sensitization Workshops / Trainings  by Sutapa Sanyal NAVCHETNA: “NEW CONSCIOUSNESS” Capacity-building of Police Personnel through Gender Sensitization Workshops / Trainings "The fight is won in the training"- Eddie Alvarez The Issue and the Response With the plethora of social legislations being framed in the country for the security and… Continue reading Nav Chetna: Gender Sensitization Training Module for Police

SAATHI “CITIZEN CADETS”: Leveraging the power of Self Help Groups and Community Leaders to fight Gender Violence

by Sutapa Sanyal The Problem Good governance involves policing of, for and by the people. With an adverse police-citizen ratio (average of just one police personnel per 1000+ citizens in UP), it becomes difficult for police personnel to look into the needs of all citizens. The Solution As a workable and sustainable solution for this, U.P.… Continue reading SAATHI “CITIZEN CADETS”: Leveraging the power of Self Help Groups and Community Leaders to fight Gender Violence

A Model for “Gender–sensitive Community Policing”: The Case of UP  Police Mahila Samman Prakoshth

by Sutapa Sanyal I wanted to share a practical model I've developed for Gender-sensitive Community Policing. This isn't just based on theory; it's something I have had the chance to implement on the ground for over 140 million women and children in India's most populous state. It was built after listening to the needs of lakhs of women,… Continue reading A Model for “Gender–sensitive Community Policing”: The Case of UP  Police Mahila Samman Prakoshth

Starting a Dialogue Between Police and Students for Gender Equality: RUBARU in UP

by Sutapa Sanyal As DGP, Mahila Samman Prakoshth, I started RU-BA- RU, a Dialogue Forum where the Police and Students interact to further Gender Equality and youth empowerment. Here are the details of the program I've designed. I welcome all your thoughts on improving this model!  The Philosophy Behind Rubaru RU-BA-RU is a direct dialogue… Continue reading Starting a Dialogue Between Police and Students for Gender Equality: RUBARU in UP

My Work in Child Protection in Uttar Pradesh

by Sutapa Sanyal As the lead officer for child related policing across the state of UP, I have collaborated with UNICEF to establish 20 Model Special Juvenile Police Units (SJPUs) and 20 Model Child- friendly Police Stations.  INITIATIVES IN CHILD PROTECTION Work undertaken at the ground level 3562 missing children were recovered during 2015 -2016 under Central… Continue reading My Work in Child Protection in Uttar Pradesh

My work with Anti Human Trafficking Units in Uttar Pradesh

by Sutapa Sanyal As the head of the Anti-human trafficking units across Uttar Pradesh, I have focused on fighting human trafficking by strengthening the capacity of AHTUs. Here is a look at the work I've done in this area: INITIATIVES FOR STRENGTHENING OF THE ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING UNITS (AHTUs) Training and Capacity- building Facilitated the training of… Continue reading My work with Anti Human Trafficking Units in Uttar Pradesh