National Commission for Women has signed an MoU with Bureau of Police Research and Development for gender sensitization of police personnel across the country.
The objective of the programme is to ensure gender sensitization of police personnel with respect to legislation and policies concerning women. Bringing attitudinal and behavioural changes in police officers while dealing with crimes against women is also among the objectives.
The Commission has been regularly organising gender sensitization programs for police officers to achieve the objective of building trust of women complainants in police.
In her address on the occasion, NCW Chairperson Rekha Sharma said, women victims are differently placed than their male counterparts due to several socio-economic factors. She said, there is a need for police to act in a gender sensitive manner in all cases relating to violence against women.