Seminar on Women Safety ‘Making Cities Safe for Women’ to be held on 24 July

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Making Cities Safe for Women: Engaging the Police and Measuring Women’s Safety in Madhya Pradesh

Safety of women is major concern and responsibility for all of us. To explore the various key issues related with women safety and role of other organisations, a seminar titled ” Making Cities Safe for Women: Engaging the Police and Measuring Women’s Safety in Madhya Pradesh” to be held on 24 July 2019 at Hotel Jehanuma, Darbar Hall, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

SafetiPin and the Centre for Social Research (CSR), in partnership with The Asia Foundation, and with support from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) are organisers of this event.

As we aware that 60% of India’s population in the next three decades will live in the cities. As a result, cities need to prepare for exponential urban growth and expansion and do so in a way that considers gender equality and social inclusion. Women’s safety is a key consideration for urban residents, including in Bhopal. The consultation will be held to initiate dialogues with multiple stakeholders such as the police, city governments, policymakers, civil society, youth, and other citizens on the need for women’s safety and their right to accesses and enjoy public spaces.

The key spokespersons of this events are Nandita Baruah, Country Representative (India), The Asia Foundation;Dr. Ranjana Kumari, Director, Centre for Social Research;Dr. Kalpana Viswanath,CEO and Co-founder, Safetipin;B. Vijay Datta, Commissioner, Bhopal Municipal Corporation; and Anuradha Shankar, Additional Director General of Police.