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Dear HR Frenz,
This is one issue that I feel is of a lot of importance in today's world!
We all know the problem that the females are facing now a days especially in bigger cities like Delhi / NCR. I want to draw the attention of the respected forum towards this ever growing issue of an insecure environment for females.
I would like to take it up as an initiative and would request my HR frenz to advice and participate in this initiative to give a secure envioronment to the females around us.
How can we do it?
What are the steps to be taken towards this?
These are a few questions that I feel we should answer and then more importantly, don't stop after answering! We need to implement them also. As they say, "Charity Begins at Home" we can also start implementing this initiative in our respective companies and see i we can convert this initiative into a movement!!!
I seek your support frenz!!!
Thanks

Please note that this issue is much more important than a lot of other ones. We need to address it with maximum attention (this is what i feel & hope that the others will concur with me) Thanks
Hi Sumit,

Well done..superb initiative.:idea:..after the thread "shocking incident"...Whatever ideas we come up with sometimes we can start it from our depts then gradually develop as CSR..cos i feel CSR draws much attention now-a-days and then carried out from there..this is the first thing that came up to me..lets others also share their views..meanwhile I'll still keep thinking on how n what ways to implement it.

Hi Everyone,

I think its the general tendency in us to just TRUST everyone, that leads to problems.
Gone are the days when being good was valued and never taken advantage of.

For the women out there I suggest:
a) If u r traveling alone by car to and from work: Pls keep ur loved ones informed if there is a delay from ur end. If they receive no response, they are supposed to keep in touch with ur colleague.
Dont take unnecessary shortcuts to reach on time. If its known that u will reach home late frquently or travel thru a deserted place, always have someone along with u (family members)
keep mobile numbers handy, if u notice something strange abt any vehicle following u, dont think, just act

For those on two wheeler:

Dont stop for anyone waving hand except for the Traffic police man.
dont go thru deserted roadpaths. . .
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ALways make sure u never discuss ur personal issues with anyone except ur dear frens who will keep it to themselves. If no one is going to be home - just dont tell that to everyone! (keep the happiness with urselves)
Dont discuss ur travel plans with any strangers
Dont have to encourage male members at work place come to ur place over the weekend to work on a solution. Always tell them google chat is helpful, else the work can be done during business hours,
be strict - no harm in doing so. After all they might land up saying "That lady is such a hard hearted female. . . "No props. . Enjoy that comment.. be safe.

Anyone.. . . better comments pls?

Great thoughts Asha!
Asha and Kavitha,
Let us have more suggestions on this, I want to start a movement from the HR People's side to ensure that females now feel safe in our country...
Enough is enough i guess!!!

Dear Sumeet,

Crime against women on rise is the crude wake up call for all us. It’s just not the sole concern of government, police but equally of us the citizens including organizations, workforce and instill sense of security in women’s mind.

There are many ways in which have been discussed on citehr itself I remember one such post by Trisha.

Few of the measures could include , from organization’s point of view – to have safety systems in place including monitoring pick up and drop facility – for instance having a thorough back ground verification of driver, fingerprints etc. there are many other measure though which could be taken. 1) If the women employees are asked to stay back in the company and go back at odd hours, then it should be seen that they reach safely to their homes. 2) The transport policy should have main focus on women’s safety. 3) Training camps just like other workshops should be organized.

Also, females need to empower themselves. Getting oneself trained in self defense; you never know when this skill could save you. Do not share your contact details, identity very easily especially over public forums. Do not share travel plans, be your own guard. Keep certain items ready in your hand bag which could come handy while in need like pepper spray etc. Avoid lesser travelled paths or travelling alone at odd hours.

The list could go on and on. I could quickly just jot down few points!

The onus of making workplace and society at large safe for women lies with all of us; it has to be sensitized in people’s mind and made a matter of upmost concern.

Thanks for raising the issue.

Thanks Shalini!
So what can we do about it as HR?
Can we start an initiative and try to run it through our companies?
Can we name this initiative? Any name like HISF (HR Initiative for Safety of Females) or some other name
Let's do something towards it. Just posting wont help! Lets go out and communicate to people!!!
Thanks

Sumeet,

We are already doing our bit from our end. Though we haven’t given it any name but our verification process for drivers is quite stringent. We make it point to have the female employees dropped first and then the male workers. We have CUG network and the driver calls up after dropping the female employees to the person who is in charge of transportation.

I will let you know other measures too which we have started off. I shall drop you a message by tomorrow due to inevitable delay.

Take care,

Why there is no safety for women employees?. Many of the parents fear to send the daughters to work especially to call centres.

In Bangalore, the government has ordered to have a security when the women employee is travelling and the women employee should be dropped first and she should be accompanied by the colleagues.

How the women employee is called for work alone at late night, as per the reports, as per the version of the call centre officials of IBM, Pune, the girl had left workplace for the day in the afternoon after her duty hours and had not been summoned back in the night. What ever may be, a women employee should not have gone alone for work.

Women employees should not be allowed to work after 6 PM. Only men should be asked to stay afer that. In case women employee is asked to work late night, she has to be picked up along with the colleague and after work she has to be dropped first along with colleagues.

Most of the cab drivers are uneducated employees and bachelors who want to earn money and indulge in all things. Recently the cab drivers have commented in Hyderabad that some of the women employees are not dressing properly, this will give some cab drivers excited, who will do the mischief because many of them are bachelors. They suggested women employee should dress properly while travelling.

Many companies outsource cabs from travel companies. The cab drivers antecedents should be verified properly before engaging them and there should be proper records and GPS should be fixed to know the movements of the vehicle.

Women employees should dress properly and there should be dress code of the company. The women employee should verify if they get call from office to work in office late nights, they have to confirm twice with their higher officials before going to work, if they get doubt they should not travel.

The police should check movements of the vehicle during night time and there should cameras at the important places.

Any suggestions please??

Completely agree with you Radha,
But we cannot have all the educated cab drivers also. However, a very strict and vigilent administration department can help!
The problem is that these guys do not handle the cab drivers well and are generally letting them loose. I believe that this must come right from the top and must go down the wore completely!!!
Thanks


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