World's Most Dangerous Countries for Women

World's Most Dangerous Countries for Women 

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT

LOK SABHA

UN-STARRED QUESTION NO.874
TO BE ANSWERED ON 23.07.2021

WORLD‘S MOST DANGEROUS COUNTRIES FOR WOMEN

874. MS. MIMI CHAKRABORTY

Will the Minister of WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:

(a) whether it has been reported that India is among „The World‟s Most Dangerous Countries for Women, if so, the details thereof;

(b) whether the atrocities on women and children has increased in the country during the last five years;

(c) if so, the details of complaints registered in this regard along with the action taken report in this regard during the said period; and

(d) the action plan of the Government to stop act of violence and abuse against women and children?

World's Most Dangerous Countries
ANSWER
MINISTER OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT 

(SHRIMATI SMRITI ZUBIN IRANI)

(a) No,    such    information    has    come    to    the    notice    of    the    Ministry.

(b) to (d) National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) compiles and publishes information on crimes in its publication “Crime in India”. The details of complaint registered along with the action taken report in this regard during the said period are available on the website of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), https://ncrb.gov.in.

„Police‟ and „Public Order‟ are State subjects under the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution of India. The responsibility to maintain law and order, protection of life and property of the citizens including investigation and prosecution of crime against women and children rests primarily with the respective State Governments.

Nevertheless, the Central Government gives high priority to ensuring safety and security of women and has undertaken various legislative and schematic interventions in this regard. These include legislations such as „The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2018‟, „The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013‟, „The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013‟, „The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2006‟, „The Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961‟, etc. The schemes/ projects include One Stop Centres (OSCs); Universalisation of Women Helplines (WHL), Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) which is a pan-India single number (112)/ mobile app based system for emergencies; a cyber-crime reporting portal to report obscene content; safe city projects in 8 cities (Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow and Mumbai) including infrastructure, technology adoption and capacity building in community through awareness programmes, training and skill development programs for Investigation Officers, Prosecution Officers and Medical Officers; distribution of Sexual Assault Evidence Collection (SAEC) Kits to States/ UTs; establishment of state of the art DNA Laboratory at CFSL, Chandigarh; assistance to 20 States/ UTs to strengthen Forensic Science Laboratories; setting up of 1023 Fast Track Special Courts (FTSCs) for speedy disposal of cases of rape and cases under POCSO Act; setting up/ strengthening of Anti Human Trafficking Units (AHTUs) in all districts of the country; setting up/ strengthening of Women Help Desks (WHDs) at Police Stations etc. The Government has also put in place Investigation Tracking System for Sexual Offences, an online analytic tool for tracking and monitoring of investigation. A National Database on Sexual Offenders (NDSO) has also been created.

In addition, Ministry of Women and Child Development and Ministry of Home Affairs have issued advisories to States/ UTs from time to time on various issues pertaining to safety and security of women and children.

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