Women in Police and CAPFs
NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON WOMEN IN POLICE & CAPFS
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Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) organised the National Conference on Women in Police and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) in New Delhi.
- The main objective of the National Conference was to discuss and deliberate on the following two themes:
- Cyber Stalking and Bullying of Women: Steps for Protection
- Challenges faced by CAPF Women in Operational Areas
- Few important issues related to women in Police which were highlighted during the conference are:
- Workplace harassment besides cybercrime.
- Society should not look at the working women with bias and hold the performance of men to be the only benchmark for success.
- Training of members of the Child Welfare Committees (CWC).
- The need to train more female forensic investigators and cybercrime experts.
- BPR&D was also advised to make an SoP for “One Stop Centre for Women”.
- To commemorate this event, a hand-out – “BPR&D Mirror – Gender Benders” was released, which stated the recent initiatives taken by BPR&D to promote Woman Safety.
Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D):
- The Government of India established the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D), under the Ministry of Home Affairs in the 1970s.
- It replaced the Police Research and Advisory Council (1966), with the primary objective of modernization of police force.
- In 1995 Government of India decided to entrust issues relating to Correctional Administration Work to the BPR&D.
- Thereby BPR&D has to ensure the implementation of prison reforms as well.
- The Government of India further decided to create a National Police Mission under the administrative control of BPR&D to transform the police forces in the country.
- Recently, BPR&D observed its 50th foundation day.
Child Welfare Committees (CWC):
- The Child Welfare Committee (CWC) is constituted under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015.
- It is the sole authority to deal with matters concerning children in need of care and protection.
- The Committee is constituted for each district or group of districts.
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