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 →

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 →

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 →

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 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 →


VIKALP AT A GLANCE: 4500+ Complaints Processed 98% Police Response 48% User from Rural Areas   by Sutapa Sanyal "THANA AT YOUR DOORSTEP" : App ensures 98% police response The first online Web-Portal in the country for Reporting Crimes Against Women exclusively Optimizes the use of ICT and human intervention to empower women Perfect fit... Continue Reading →

Training workshop on the rights of women & children: MSP’s ‘Ru-Ba-Ru’ Program for trainers (TOT)

by Sutapa Sanyal TRAINING OF POLICE & NGOs ON WOMEN'S RIGHTS: Uttar Pradesh Mahila Samman Prakoshth, Home department and UNICEF jointly organized a 3 days training program on laws/rights of women and children under Ru-Ba-Ru program at Comfort Inn hotel, Lucknow from 20th-22nd April, 2017. Participants of the workshop included district coordinators from Sarva Shiksha... Continue Reading →

Ministry of Women and Child Development’s 16 Schemes you should know about

by Sutapa Sanyal The Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) at the Government of India is the central guiding force for the implementation of nation-wide schemes for women and children. These schemes range from educating the girl child, to preventing human trafficking, and even the Mahila Police Volunteers--a scheme that I highly encourage all... Continue Reading →

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