Mission Shakti- Launched by UP Government.

Uttar Pradesh government  launched a  6-month long women empowerment programme ‘Mission Shakti’ on October 17, 2020. The initiative was launched in order to raise awareness and tackle crime against women in the state.

Highlights

  • Governor Anandiben Patel launched the campaign in Lucknow while chief minister Yogi Adityanath started it in Balrampur.
  • Six month campaign has two phases- Mission Shakti’ and ‘Operation Shakti.

Mission Shakti

This is the phase one of the campaign. It feature awareness campaigns related to women’s safety. Under this, awareness campaign such as gender-based sensitisation, training, corporate activity, interviews, voice messages, programmes in Durga Puja and other cultural pandals will be organised. This weeklong campaign will be launched every month to raise awareness among masses and sensitise the people on the subject. Women nodal officers will be  appointed by government in all the districts under the campaign. They will execute and monitor the campaign. They will also raise awareness about the help lines numbers such as 1090, 181, 1076, 108 and 102.

Operation Shakti

This is the second phase of the campaign. Under this, the police will prepare a register of persons have served the jail terms for crimes against women and now have come out.

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