The Delhi Police has formulated a productive summer plan for women and young girls in Delhi by organising a self-defence camp for girls aged 12 and above. Through its SPUWAC, Special Police Unit for Women and Children, Delhi Police is holding a ‘Self Defence Techniques Training Summer Camp 2018’.

Starting on 15 May, the camp will go on till 30 May and focus on empowering girls and women with skills and techniques that will help them protect themselves in times of distress. The training will go for two hours between 9 and 11 am. from Mondays to Saturdays. The training is totally free of cost but the only condition is that the citizen should be residents of Delhi NCR.

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Apart from this, the Delhi Police has also organized a one-day training programme on ‘gender sensitivity’ for boys. The program began in 2002 and the Delhi Police has continued it every year for the last sixteen years considering the response from the capital’s citizens.

Starting on 15 May, the camp will go on till 30 May and focus on empowering girls and women with skills and techniques that will help them protect themselves in times of distress.

Special Police Unit for Women and Children (SPUWAC) is a special body of Delhi Police, which aims to safeguard the rights of women and children in the Capital. As a Nodal body, it works with various NGOs, schools, colleges and other agencies to gather insights. It also spreads legal and social awareness about various issues concerning women and children in the present times, thereby, striving to create a more enabled and emphatic ecosystem.

The self-defence training camp will help women and young girls develop their interest in defence techniques. But if the Delhi Police can design a structured initiative for boys to have better sensitization against crimes against women and the atrocities women go through in the patriarchal set up, on which our society thrives, this other effort could also become significant. A one-day program will only develop a short-sighted response among boys and will lack retention of the issue.

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