Cops to be sensitised on gender
Shillong, Feb. 10: Meghalaya police will inculcate appropriate training modules on gender sensitivity during the induction of its personnel.
This was decided today during a gender sensitisation programme for police personnel conducted by an NGO, North East Network, at the police headquarters here.
Speaking on the occasion, state director-general of police N. Ramachandran expressed concern over the rising trend of crimes against women in the state and called upon stakeholders to come forward and work together.
He also called for an “attitudinal shift” within the police and stressed that police personnel, while dealing with crimes against women, should handle such cases with the right levels of sensitivity.
“There is a perception that, at present, the responses to crimes against women are inadequate. Policemen are often accused of biased and prejudiced behaviour against women while dealing with crimes against women,” Ramachandran said, while stressing the need to impart training to police personnel on gender sensitivity.
As the existing practice of holding occasional training programmes on gender sensitisation has a limited reach, it was felt that there was a need to extend such trainings to reach the rank and file of the police force.
It was, therefore, decided that the Meghalaya police would include appropriate training modules on gender sensitivity. The NGO will collaborate in this effort by providing resourcepersons and study materials.
In-service training programmes would be held in Shillong and Tura for the benefit of serving policemen.
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