New Delhi: Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday pitched for 33 per cent of police force at every station to be women, saying it would help in sensitising the personnel to handle gender crimes.
Addressing a conference on 'Gender Violence and Access to Justice: Assessment, Analysis and Policy' here, the Women & Child Development Minister said having 'all women's police stations' would further lead to the problem of segregation.
Gandhi said that she has already written to all state governments about this suggestion.
She said women's Helpline cannot be completely effective till there is 'one-stop crises centres' for women victims of violence especially rape.
"Such a solution will be provided at these crises centres which the Ministry proposes to set up and will be manned by nurses, psychologists, social workers, police among others," the Minister said.
Gandhi said training women to be economically independent is a crucial step in ensuring gender equality. She called for setting up Women Training Centers through PPP model and said her Ministry is willing to provide funds for the same.
She also released a book 'Gender Identity and Violence- Female Deselection in India' by Rainuka Dagar on the occasion.