Karate medallist Aparna Rajawat believes that younger women and girls ought to be taught self-defence and in addition be made conscious of their authorized rights. Founder of the Pink Belt Mission, Rajawat stated if an incident happens, treatment within the type of instant medical help is just not available.
“The Pink Belt Mission aims to introduce the Pink Belt, a novel device, which in a tap will alert the nearest response centres and field teams to bridge the gap of delayed assistance in terms of emergencies,” she stated. The prototype of the machine can be launched on Monday on International Women’s Day.
Based out of Agra, the Pink Belt Mission is a venture that goals to supply instruments, strategies and data to strengthen ladies, assist them struggle violence and reply to associated challenges. With a workforce of two,000 trainers, the venture has helped over 1.5 lakh ladies throughout 12 states since its launch in 2016. In February 2020, the mission received the Guinness Book of World Records for organising the most important self-defence coaching class with 7,401 individuals.
“People often talk about self-defence training and making women aware of their legal rights. When an incident happens, people talk about taking the accused to fast-track court or demand capital punishment. But nobody talks about the victim and what happens to her immediately after the incident,” stated Rajawat.
She added that the mission has been working with rape survivors, acid-attack victims and victims of home violence. Delay in offering medical support to the sufferer is the frequent characteristic in every of those circumstances.
Mansi Chandra, a who runs a shoe manufacturing facility and associates herself with the Pink Belt Mission, stated by the point victims get medical help, they both lose their essential organs or turn out to be bodily handicapped.
“In Uttar Pradesh, after talking to police and other concerned authorities, we came to know that if a victim eeds treatment, they take her to a medical college. But not every town or city has a medical college in their vicinity and in most cases, medical colleges are located around 200km away from small villages,” stated Rajawat.
The Pink Belt machine, which resembles a smart-watch, is a prototype of a pink-coloured wrist band or bracelet to be worn across the wrist by somebody serving as a sufferer’s protector. The band could have a button together with an inbuilt SIM. The machine can be linked to at least one’s GPS location with out the necessity of any web facility. The button, when pressed, will ship an alert to the closest police station.
“Although we live in the age of smartphones, in case of emergencies, there is no time for a girl to reach out for her phone. She needs something that she can just press within her reach and the nearest police station can be alerted for her safety,” stated Chandra.
Rajawat stated to have a centralised system of information, the Pink Belt Mission has proposed a petition to the lots to garner consideration to a potential resolution. She is hopeful that the petition is signed by not less than 20 lakh people after which they are going to enchantment to the Centre to take ahead the concept throughout India.
Link to the petition – https://pinkbeltmission.org/pinkbeltpetition/