Additional Director General of Police, Women Safety Wing, Swati Lakra has called upon SHE Teams to reach out to nook and corners only to ensure that women feel free to approach SHE Teams so that their problems can be addressed effectively.
Launching a virtual 3-day Training programme for SHE Teams for all the 30 Police Units beginning today, Swati Lakra while appreciating the efforts of She Teams insisted on expanding its reach only to gain the confidence of the womenfolk in the state.
The Deputy Inspector General of Police, WSW, B Sumathi in her speech explained the achievements of SHE Teams since 2014 and the usage of technology for transparency in resolving the issues. “It is observed that the number of complaints approaching SHE Teams through Whatsapp, Hawkeye, Mail, Dial-100 has increased by 63% compared to direct walk-ins, also complaints of Phone and Mobile Stalkings and Online Harassments have also risen from 40% to 63% since 2014”, she said.
As part of the 3-days training session, a new module – “Audio – Video Connect of SHE Team Officers” to the accused in certain cases of Phone related harassment. The training also includes soft skills, so that each petitioner feels comfortable while approaching SHE Teams. The members will also be given training on Gender Sensitisation. A session on SHE Team Software which has been developed and is being used by the SHE Team members will also be given during the training.
Popular Telugu Television Anchor Suma Kanakala also participated in the inaugural session and motivated the participating teams. The Additional DCPs of various commissionerates including Hyderabad, Cyberabad, Rachakonda, Nizamabad etc. have taken part along with 400 Police personnel belongings to SHE Teams of all districts, and commissionerates.