Gram Sabha in Mehandiganj, Patna
A Gram Sabha was organised by Safecity and its partner organisation Nirman in Mehandiganj on 27th May, 2018. The Chief Guest at the Gram Sabha was Sita Sahu, the Mayor of Patna. The other dignitaries were Mr. Sunil Yadav, the Chairman of the Rotary Club and a few ward members.
This Gram Sabha was organised to discuss the issues of women safety and using technology to make places safer. Safecity has been conducting awareness workshops about sexual harassment and the laws related to it. We have conducting workshops for the past 5 months on how to report anonymously on the mobile and web app as well as file FIRs.
The women from the village shared their learnings from the past few months and recounted how the sessions have helped them become more aware and brought changes in their lives. Now, they are aware of the different types of sexual harassment as well as their rights. They now know how to file an FIR and follow up with it. Some of them have tried reporting sexual harassment by using the missed call facility that Safecity offers and are more confident to share their stories without the fear of their identity being risked. The women also shared a few stories like how they are often harassed in auto rickshaws and buses and how they are groped in market places. One of the girls downloaded our Safecity app and shared her experience using it.