Karnataka state women’s commission to launch app for women’s safety


State Commission for Women to launch app which will help women bring their complaints to its notice

The Karnataka State

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Commi­ssion for Women (KSCW) is all set to launch a mobile app for the welfare of women in distress and it also plans to upgrade its website to create awareness among women on the facilities and remedies available to them.

“Many women may not like to visit our office on Kempe Gowda Road to lodge complaints against those responsible for their misery. The app will facilitate them to bring their problems to our notice. There are a few women who do not want their families to know about their problems. This app will be more helpful to such women,’’ said KSCW chairperson Prameela Naidu.

According to the KSCW chairperson, the app would be more helpful for women from taluks and other cities to bring their complaints to the KSCW’s notice and seek remedies. “Our staff members will arrange counselors for the women in distress and also provide, if need arises, legal assistance. The app would be ideal for the women in distress to seek remedies to their domestic or other issues,’’ she said.

She said the KSCW has decided to upgrade its website to provide more information on the measures taken by the KSCW for the welfare of women and also the schemes for women. “The existing website does not have information on the welfare schemes and our initiatives for the benefit of women in distress. So, we have decided to upgrade it,’’ she said.

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The KSCW chairperson said the organisation would like to felicitate men working for this cause. “I come across many men and NGOs working for the welfare of women. I want to felicitate such people in recognition of their service towards women’s welfare,’’ she said.

It is said the KSCW have received 2,209 complaints between April 2020 and February 2021 and among them,1,030 complaints were redressed and 1,179 complaints are pending with the KSCW till date.

“Many women lost jobs during the lockdown. The number of domestic violence complaints also increased due to the work from home facilities. We have succeeded in redressing a majority of these complaints,’’ she said.



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