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UN team visits Hyd to study police’s ‘women-friendly’ measures

HYDERABAD: A special women’s team of the United Nations was on a visit here to observe and study the initiatives taken up by the Hyderabad City Police towards the safety and security of women.

As part of the visit, the six-member UN Women team went to the ‘Bharosa Centre’ and ‘SHE Teams’ offices here.

The team comprised Nora Allgaier from UN Women, Ovais Sarmad from International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and four other delegates from different countries.

Additional Commissioner of Police (Crimes & SIT) Swati Lakra gave a detailed power point presentation about the “women-friendly” initiatives of Hyderabad Police, like SHE Teams, Hawk Eye mobile App and Bharosa Centre, among others.

The team studied the working of Bharosa Center by going through its sections, including family-counselling, video-conference, legal-counselling, child-counselling, medical, and also the SHE teams office.

“They interacted with the staff and the complainants to know about the action taken by the Police. They were happy to know about the City Police initiatives and appreciated the efforts of the Police,” Lakra said.

‘Bharosa’, an integrated support centre for distressed women and children, an initiative of Hyderabad City Police, is a state-of-the-art centre to support women and children, who are victims of violence. The centre was launched in May.

The roving ‘SHE Teams’, which keep an eye on eve-teasers, have been operating across Telangana since April, 2015.

The officers of SHE Team are deployed near colleges and other public places in civil dress. A single SHE Team consists of a male or female sub-inspector, a woman police constable and three police constables, who carry hidden cameras for video recording.