National Conference for Women police, Trivandrum

September 27, 2014

As a part of implementation of Flagship Programme on Gender Awareness, Kerala Police hosted a 2-day National Conference on “Gender Sensitization and Empowerment of Women ” for Women Police Officers on 27th and 28th November 2014 at Hotel Taj Vivanta, Thiruvananthapuram. The conference aimed at sharing best practices and experiences of Women Police Officers in different states regarding the empowerment of Women. The theme of this year’s conference was “Women Police – Touching new Heights”. The conference showcased and analyzed the success stories of women in India, with reference to women Police.

I had received an official invite from Kerala police team to present a talk. I was overjoyed as it was a great opportunity to address 200 women police officers from all over the country in the rank from superintendent of Police to Police constable.I presented a talk on “Cybercrimes in India and its mitigations”. In my talk I mentioned about the various cybercrimes faced by women and children in India with some case studies. As part of the mitigations, I did talk about the basic etiquettes to follow when online. I also mentioned to them the basic steps of handling hacked accounts, security settings for social media accounts and email accounts.

The response received was overwhelming.It was truly an honor to be a part of the conference among the policewomen.I enjoyed interacting with them.The hospitality extended by the Kerala police team was heartwarming.

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