The Centre for Social Research (CSR) recently launched a Women’s Security Guard Training Programme at the mini-secretariat in New Delhi earlier this month. The 45-day program aims to provide work to women over the age of 18 and those from marginalized sections of society.

“It is time for us to pay close attention to the statistics of crime against women and increase the number of trained women security guards in the country to ensure women’s safety. This programme will also open doors to all those women who could not complete their education due to lack of financial support or family pressure or marriage at an early age. This programme will definitely help in increasing the number of trained women security guards at all public places,” said CSR director Ranjana Kumari.

The first batch has started its training on October 15. The skill-based training programme focuses on training four batches in six months. The program comprises both practical and theoretical knowledge. It also includes soft skill development classes and is certified under the Sector Skill Council and Private Security Agency Regulation Act, 2005.

It is time for us to pay close attention to the statistics of crime against women and increase the number of trained women security guards in the country to ensure women’s safety. This programme will also open doors to all those women who could not complete their education due to lack of financial support or family pressure or marriage at an early age

Women will also learn about the security sector, maintaining operational performances in accordance with basic security practices, regulatory and legal requirements governing security tasks. They will also receive physical training like rope climbing, running, hurdles in practical classes. And soft skill training will equip them with the basic manners to speak to their officials, clients and customers. Apart from these skills, women will also learn appropriate body language, basic English phrases and data entry on the computer.

Picture credit- The Better India

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