Safe Kerala Campaign


Sakhi, Trivandrum initiated the Safe Trivandrum Campaign in 2008. As part of the first phase of the campaign a street survey and street awareness campaign were initiated. In 2009, Sakhi joined the Safer cities free from violence against women and girls Initiative, with Jagori. This intiative was planned to support ongoing efforts in Trivandrum and Kozhikode cities. The research was conducted and a strategic framework for the two cities was drafted. The research findings and then advocacy, led a series of short term chnages within Kerala. Initially, the State transport Department collaborated with Sakhi and a circular was passed on safe travel for women in KSRTC buses and compulsion of wearmin name tags by the staff. The Kerala Police Act was being reviewed that time and recommendations were incorporated. Many other women's groups like Anweshi Resource Centre, SEWA, Kudumbashree and others joined with initiative.In 2011, Sakhi collabrorated with women's and youth group from Eranakulum and Thrissur to initaite the campaign in these cities.

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