Women Help Desk

Women Help Desk

Although the list of crimes is very long, we can take measures to ensure women’s safety in our country.

Men must be taught to respect women from an early age. They must consider women as equals so they don’t even think of harming them. When you consider someone inferior, you tend to oppress them. If this thinking goes away, half of the crimes will automatically end.

Conflict and displacement only heighten the problem. As girls and women lose their support systems and homes, are placed in insecure environments and in new roles, their risk of gender-based violence (GBV), including sexual violence, intimate partner violence, child marriage, female genital mutilation and abuse increases.

Here are 16 actions for girls' and women's safety in emergencies

1. Let girls' and women's voices be heard

Women and girls should be the at the centre of all design and delivery

2. Connect to those who know, who care

When developing programmes, ensure local women's and youth organisations are consulted and build on their best practices and evidence. And for the many men and boys who are champions for an end to GBV, let's work together.

3. Light the way

All shelters, latrines, water points and pathways within camps must have ample lighting to reduce the risk of sexual violence.

4. Be non-apologetic about female-only safe spaces

Most public spaces in emergencies are dominated by men and boys. Women and girls need a place where they can feel safe, report gender-based violence confidentially, receive information and support, and build their social network and confidence

5. Make safe spaces mobile

The most vulnerable women, married adolescents, adolescent mothers, and disabled women and girls need services brought to them. Instead of them going somewhere to avail those services, such safe spaces should be available everywhere

6. Build a trusted partnership for case management

Case managers provide crucial support to survivors of gender-based violence, empowering them to assess their needs and develop a plan to heal and recover.

7. Train frontline health workers

Frontline health workers should be trained in supporting survivors of gender-based violence, including skills on survivor-centred communication and clinical management of rape.

8. Equip toilets with locks

All latrines and toilets must have locks to offer women and girls security, and there should be separate facilities for males and females.

9. Expand the partnership circle

In addition to local civil society, engage governments, donors and private partners to find new ways to collaborate – including blended financing mechanisms—to bring results to scale

10. Construct secure shelters

Women and girls often lack privacy within their shelter due to thin walls and proximity to neighboring tents. Shelters should be built to the design and needs that women and girls request for their safety.

11. Supply hygiene kits

Women and girls have the right to manage their periods with privacy and dignity. WASH and hygiene kits, designed by women, with menstrual health products, soap, whistles and torches keep them safe and allow them to participate in school and other activities.

12. Build referral systems

These give survivors a pathway to receive life-saving and confidential health care, psychosocial and other support on their journey to recovery

13. Provide age-appropriate sexual and reproductive health services

Access to clinical care for sexual assault, HIV and sexually-transmitted disease testing, and other health services should be accessible and adolescent-friendly.

14. Deliver life skills

Through life skills training, women and adolescent girls can be leaders and creative thinkers, engage in citizenship, and gain skills that can reduce their risk of gender-based violence.

15. Cash in the hands of those who need it most

In severe cases where a woman or a girl's life is in danger, emergency cash can help facilitate access to immediate shelter and subsistence.

16. Women in WASH

Meaningful participation of women and girls in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) committees allow them to raise their concerns about safety and privacy, and the solutions to improve services.

Although the list of crimes is very long, we can take measures to ensure women’s safety in our country.

Men must be taught to respect women from an early age. They must consider women as equals so they don’t even think of harming them. When you consider someone inferior, you tend to oppress them. If this thinking goes away, half of the crimes will automatically end.

Conflict and displacement only heighten the problem. As girls and women lose their support systems and homes, are placed in insecure environments and in new roles, their risk of gender-based violence (GBV), including sexual violence, intimate partner violence, child marriage, female genital mutilation and abuse increases.

Here are 16 actions for girls' and women's safety in emergencies

1. Let girls' and women's voices be heard

Women and girls should be the at the centre of all design and delivery

2. Connect to those who know, who care

When developing programmes, ensure local women's and youth organisations are consulted and build on their best practices and evidence. And for the many men and boys who are champions for an end to GBV, let's work together.

3. Light the way

All shelters, latrines, water points and pathways within camps must have ample lighting to reduce the risk of sexual violence.

4. Be non-apologetic about female-only safe spaces

Most public spaces in emergencies are dominated by men and boys. Women and girls need a place where they can feel safe, report gender-based violence confidentially, receive information and support, and build their social network and confidence

5. Make safe spaces mobile

The most vulnerable women, married adolescents, adolescent mothers, and disabled women and girls need services brought to them. Instead of them going somewhere to avail those services, such safe spaces should be available everywhere

6. Build a trusted partnership for case management

Case managers provide crucial support to survivors of gender-based violence, empowering them to assess their needs and develop a plan to heal and recover.

7. Train frontline health workers

Frontline health workers should be trained in supporting survivors of gender-based violence, including skills on survivor-centred communication and clinical management of rape.

8. Equip toilets with locks

All latrines and toilets must have locks to offer women and girls security, and there should be separate facilities for males and females.

9. Expand the partnership circle

In addition to local civil society, engage governments, donors and private partners to find new ways to collaborate – including blended financing mechanisms—to bring results to scale

10. Construct secure shelters

Women and girls often lack privacy within their shelter due to thin walls and proximity to neighboring tents. Shelters should be built to the design and needs that women and girls request for their safety.

11. Supply hygiene kits

Women and girls have the right to manage their periods with privacy and dignity. WASH and hygiene kits, designed by women, with menstrual health products, soap, whistles and torches keep them safe and allow them to participate in school and other activities.

12. Build referral systems

These give survivors a pathway to receive life-saving and confidential health care, psychosocial and other support on their journey to recovery

13. Provide age-appropriate sexual and reproductive health services

Access to clinical care for sexual assault, HIV and sexually-transmitted disease testing, and other health services should be accessible and adolescent-friendly.

14. Deliver life skills

Through life skills training, women and adolescent girls can be leaders and creative thinkers, engage in citizenship, and gain skills that can reduce their risk of gender-based violence.

15. Cash in the hands of those who need it most

In severe cases where a woman or a girl's life is in danger, emergency cash can help facilitate access to immediate shelter and subsistence.

16. Women in WASH

Meaningful participation of women and girls in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) committees allow them to raise their concerns about safety and privacy, and the solutions to improve services.

Report Crime Against A Woman

Your complaint will reach directly to the desk of the SP, Hooghly Rural Police and your identity will be kept confidential.

Date: Monday 8th of August 2022

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One in three women worldwide have experienced physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime.

Globally, as many as 38% of murders of women are committed by a male partner.

School-related gender-based violence means that one in three girls say that they never feel comfortable using a school latrine.

Between 80 and 100 million girls are ‘missing’ from the world’s population – victims of gender-based infanticide, femicide, malnutrition and neglect.

As many as 150 million girls worldwide are raped or subject to sexual violence each year, usually by someone in their family circle.

Over 700 million women alive today were married as children (under the age of 18).

There are 5,000 so-called honour killings reported every year around the world. Experts estimate that the actual number of “honour” killings is much higher.

30% of females globally have reported that their first sexual experience was forced.

Women between the ages of 15 and 44 are at a higher risk of rape and domestic violence than cancer, car accidents, malaria or being injured in war.