Women safety and empowerment starts with Haryana: Mahila Police Volunteer Initiative
The Mahila Police Volunteer initiative was launched in Haryana in Karnal and Mahendragarh districts, Haryana became the first state to adopt this┬áScheme. Originally conceived by the Union Ministry of Women & Child Development, Mahila Police Volunteer is a joint initiative with the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.
- Haryana inducted the first batch of 1000 Mahila Police Volunteers.
- These volunteers have already been trained by the State Police Authorities on their role and responsibility.
- It envisages creation of a link between the police authorities and the local communities in villages, women specially trained for this purpose.
- Haryana has once again taken a lead in adopting a women-oriented scheme.
- The age-old concept of women empowerment is finally taking shape as words are being put into action.
- Highlighting the success of Beti bachao Beti Padhao scheme, Shri Khattar said education is a pivotal aspect in empowerment and hence we have decided to set up womenΓÇÕs colleges in every 20 km.
- The gap between Police and Civil society will be bridged by Mahila Police Volunteers initiative. Women volunteers should consider the initiative as a voluntary service.
- 33% participation of women in police force will be implemented in a phased manner.
- An oath was also administered to the freshly inducted Mahila Police Volunteers at the event in which they pledged to work for the rights and welfare of women.
- Police plays an important role in safety and security of citizens in general and women in particular. In order to provide a link between police and community and facilitate women in distress, one Mahila Police Volunteer (MPV) is envisaged per Gram Panchayat across the country.
- These will be selected through a laid out procedure from among the empowered, responsible, socially aware women who will facilitate police outreach on gender concerns.
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