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Police interact with over 1,000 women, girls about sexual abuse

New Delhi: Delhi Police and the Ladli Foundation Trust on Sunday jointly launched a unique initiative titled 'Saheli' at Rangpuri Pahari Basti in south west Delhi's Vasant Kunj.
Police claimed that under the initiative as many as 1,200 young uneducated girls and women attended a free health check-up camp, followed by an awareness session on sexual abuse, sexually transmitted infections and personal hygiene.
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (South West) Monika Bhardwaj stated that the initiative, targeting to spread awareness and motivate the uneducated slum dwelling young females to raise their voices against the crimes committed by their acquaintances and to protect them from any kind of sexual harassment, received great response from the locals.
The initiative has been taken by the Delhi Police South West District and Devendra Kumar Gupta, founder of the Ladli Foundation.
"Those daughters who go to school are well informed about the difference between a good and a bad touch. But what about those daughters who have never been to schools. Who will teach them the difference between a good and a bad touch?," said Devender.
He further said that due to absence of proper education and awareness, these females get infected with various deadly diseases.
"Who will save them? These females, because of illiteracy and poverty, are silently tolerating all the distress alone. It is the need of the hour to talk to such females and make them aware of their rights," he added.
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