Safe City Project Background
Delhi has been consistently ranked as one of the most unsafe cities in India for women.
- The Safe City project was launched in high-risk areas of the city as a response to the increasing incidents of violence against women in the city.
What is Safe City Project?
- Safe City project is a global initiative aimed at enhancing the safety and security of women and girls in public spaces. It involves the use of technology and community engagement to prevent and respond to violence against women.
- Implementation of Safe City Project:
- The CCTV cameras were installed at strategic locations, such as bus stops, railway stations, markets, and other public places.
- The footage from the cameras was monitored by the police to identify and apprehend perpetrators of crimes against women.
- Panic buttons were also installed in public transport, such as buses and taxis, to enable women to call for help in case of an emergency.
- The street lighting was improved in the areas covered by the project to enhance the visibility and safety of women and girls at night.
- The project also involved the training of police personnel in gender-sensitive policing practices.
- The project also included community outreach programs to raise awareness about women’s safety. These programs involved the engagement of local communities in the project and the dissemination of information about women’s rights and safety.
- Impact of the Project:
- The Safe City project in Delhi has had a significant impact on enhancing the safety and security of women and girls in the city.
- The installation of CCTV cameras and panic buttons has led to a reduction in incidents of crimes against women.
- The street lighting has also improved the visibility and safety of women and girls at night.
- The community outreach programs have enabled local communities to participate in the project and become advocates for women’s safety.
- The training of police personnel in gender-sensitive policing practices has improved their response to cases of violence against women.