Jul 28, 2016

Chhattisgarh police & Oxfam India release posters on women rights

Source : Daily Pioneer


Oxfam India and Chhattisgarh Police in a collaborative effort have developed four sets of posters on rights of women and children, particularly when they become victims of crime in pictorial form and in easy language.

These posters will be displayed in all the police stations and police posts across the State, an Oxfam press release informed. These posters will help citizens, especially children, women to claim their rights and it will also help the police personnel to gain awareness and abide the comparatively recent acts such as Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POSCO) and Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA).

These four posters are regarding-- things to consider while filing FIR, Rights during interrogation, arrest and searching, rights of Children and Role of Police under POCSO and role of Police under PWDVA.

These posters were unveiled by ADG CID Rajeev Shrivastava, in the presence of IGP Raipur Pradeep Gupta, OSD CID P.N. Tiwari, SP Raipur Sanjeev Shukla, Civil Society Representative Sipra Devi and Oxfam India’s Regional Manager Anand Shukla.

While unveiling the posters, ADG CID Rajeev Shrivastava said that through awareness we can reduce the negativity in the society, these posters could be one of the mediums to do so.

He added that the day will prove to be a milestone towards ensuring positivity in the society.

IGP, Raipur Pradeep Gupta said that the posters will create awareness among the society and among the police personnel in the police stations and posts.

While sharing her experience of working with Police Department, Civil Society Representative Sipra Devi said that the collaboration of civil society and Police Department across the State till village level will be a welcoming step to ensure dignity of life to common people and it will have long-term effects. Oxfam India’s Regional Manager in welcome address referred to the various initiatives between civil society and police department at international level and that these initiatives should be spread in Chhattisgarh to build confidence and trust.

Notably, India is an active member of United Nations and according to the UN Charter all the nations are committed and accountable to the human rights and human values enshrined in it. However, due to lack of legal awareness, many people, especially women and children are deprived of their rights, particularly when they become victims to crime, the press release informed.


Source: Daily Pioneer


Chhattisgarh police & Oxfam India release posters on women rights

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