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State-level workshop on Safety of Girls and Women was organized

Bhubaneswar:6/12/17; A state-level workshop on Safety of Girls and Women was organized today jointly by Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) in collaboration with UNFPA as part of Socially Smart Bhubaneswar initiative. Representatives from BMC, BSCL, Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA), UNFPA India, State Commission for Women, District Child Protection Office, NGOs, Child Fund India, higher education institutes along with students and Pragati Sathi peer leaders from various slums in the city participated in the this day long workshop. The workshop is part of observation of ‘Fortnight against gender based violence’, wherein the city has planned a series of activities including poster designing competitions, street plays and consultation programs.

After the workshop the recommendations included safety and security issues during transport by school vehicles, compulsory ID card for parents, boundary walls with security guards, clean and separate toilets for boys and girls, overloaded and overcrowded auto’s in which students come to school, adequate orientation and screening of drivers, peons, attendants etc.

Similarly, for residential schools the suggestions included sanitation and hygiene, counseling of wardens to be friendly and approachable, medical vigilance, helpline number and orientation of students on child and sexual abuse and their rights.

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