Press

Toll-free number soon for PDS complaints

Times of India - 5 March 2013
NEW DELHI: Got a problem relating to ration delivered through fair price shops? Just dial 1967, a new toll free telephone number that will soon be set up across the country to receive complaints about the working of targeted public distribution system (TPDS) providing subsidized food grains to the poor.

Spotlight on women’s safety in govt report

Times of India - 28 February 2013
NEW DELHI: Women's safety and issues relating to it figure prominently in chief minister Sheila Dikshit's Working Report 2012 released here on Wednesday. The report details social security schemes launched as part of the Plan outlay in the 2012-13 budget where 65% of funds were allocated for welfare schemes, projects for the underprivileged , marginalized and social security.

Women's safety drive takes off : Delhi Government

Times of India - 04 March 2013
New Delhi: Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday launched a week-long campaign to raise awareness among the public about women's safety and the various government initiatives to tackle crime against women.

UN Women supported survey in Delhi shows 95 per cent of women and girls feel unsafe in public spaces

UN Women Newsletter - 20 February 2013
“Change of mind-sets is a long drawn process and requires great efforts, perseverance and patience. Common perceptions relating to controlling the mobility of women may not actually have any positive effect. Involving young men in this programme is essential to make it effective,” says Mr Rajiv Kale, Director, Department of Women and Child Development, Government of Delhi. The Government of Delhi is a key partner in the Safe Cities initiative in New Delhi along with UN Women and civil society partner, Jagori.

Light up dark stretches in 15 days: L-G to agencies

The Indian Express - 20 February 2013
UTTIPEC surveys five areas in city, submits study to L-G highlighting problems and recommending measures to make city safe for women.The action plan is based on observations made through an audit of five areas of Delhi, are among the most vulnerable and unsafe parts of the city.

Kamla Bhasin sharing her views on "One Billion Rising"

Rediff.com - 15 February 2013
Nearly a thousand people from all walks of life assembled at New Delhi [ Images ]’s Parliament Street on Thursday evening to conclude day-long celebrations of the global women rights movement One Billion Rising’s South Asia chapter.

One Billion Rising makes Delhi pause and pledge support for women

The Hindu - 15 February 2013
Initiated by Jagori and Sangat, a South Asian feminist network, the OBR campaign was launched all over South Asia in 182 countries for women to rise up to their rights and demand justice. This was the beauty of the “One Billion Rising (OBR)” campaign that pulled into various Delhi Metro railway stations on Thursday to promote the message: Stop violence against women.