Dr.Durgabai Deshmukh Centre for Women’s Studies Andhra University and AP Mahila Commission in association with University Grants Commission jointly
organised webinar on Crimes against Women : Rape and brutal killings – Legal Perspectives. Vice-Chancellor Prof P. V.G.D Prasad Reddy, Chief patron of the webinar exclaimed that the steep hike in raise of crimes against women needs redressal.
He stressed need of empirical research into ward range of the city to identify various issues of public importance thereby the reports to be submitted to the government machinery for formulation of practical solutions & policy framework.
Special invitee Ms Ravuri Suez Director of A.P Mahila Commission reiterated her firm faith that with the advent of technology and new legislative framework the AP Mahila Commission is keen to formulate policies to curb these social menace of growing concerns of crimes against women especially the rape and brutal killings.
She assured that the Disha app will be effective in the cherished Societal goal. Speaking on the occasion, Ms.G.R Radhika, SP Cyber Crimes, AP CID gave a call to young girls to be proactive in terms of reporting crime, where ever it occurs. She stressed that young girls should be vigilant in all walks of life, to defend themselves as well as to gear up self defense parameters.
The resource person of the webinar Ms Rahimunnisa Begum, Advocate and SCM of AIWC explained the various sections of Indian Penal Code with ref to criminal Law amendments. Post Nirbhaya case. Disha Act is a milestone in the history of young Andhra Pradesh exclaimed the speaker.
Convenor of the webinar Dr.P. Usha i/c Director of Dr.Durgabai Deshmukh Centre for Women’s Studies, Andhra University announced that the Centre is firm to continue Academic activity as well as field projects with the support of government machinery to ensure Women Safety.Academicians, Scholars, students, from various departments, NGO members participated in the webinar.
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