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NGO to carry safety audit of 2000 spots of Pune

Sunday, 22 June 2014 - 8:51am IST | Place: Pune | Agency: dna

Pune city once known to be one of the safest cities for women has no more remained a safe city with rising number of cases of crime against women. In order to create a safe environment for women, a city-based NGO has decided to carry out a safety audit of 2,000 spots in the city with the help of a mobile app.

The NGO Samyak which is working for the empowerment of women, has decided to carry out a safety audit of these spots with specific details of problems. After carrying out the safety audit, the NGO will be submitting its report to Pune police and civic administration so that preventive measures can be taken to improve the environment for women in the city.
Anand Pawar, executive director of Samyak NGO told dna, "Crimes against women are increasing in all parts of the country and Pune is also no exception. We are working for the empowerment of women and in order to improve the situation of the city for women, we have decided to carry out safety audit of the entire city."
Pawar added, " We have developed a mobile application with the help of Delhi based 'Safetipin' organisation. With the help of this app, women mobile phone users can register the details of any places. Any woman using Android based phone, can tag the location which she thinks is unsafe. She can also mention the details of the the problems in that area such as low lighting, presence of eve teasers on the app."
The NGO has plan to cover 2,000 such spots. " We are planning to identify 2,000 such spots with details of problems. The women can protect their identity while giving details of the problem areas. After collecting all the details of the areas, we will be compiling these details and giving detailed safety audit report to Pune police as well as municipal corporations so that these authorities take adequate measures to improve the environment," Pawar said.


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