Women Safety

If you see or sense problems on your way, just change your route and - prepare to run or defend yourself. Do not wear conspicuous jewelry when you are walking on the streets alone.

In Public Transport- Don't choose the window seat as you may be "blocked in" by a potential assailant; always choose an aisle seat for quick exit.

In Motor Vehicles - Windows should be up and doors locked even when driving to avoid unwanted passengers at intersections. (Please note that this conflicts with quick entering and exit procedures in the event of an accident) Always check your car before entering.

In Taxis- Always check the identification of the driver (usually located near the visor) and ensure that it matches the driver. Always order taxis so that the driver can be traced. Avoid flagging taxis from the street.

Walkers / joggers- If you have car trouble and are walking to look for help, always walk against the traffic so that you can see what is coming. If shadowed by a car, run back in the direction from which you came. If you continue in the same direction, you will make it easy for the shadowing to continue. Be wary of alert passengers.Don't use a "walkman" when walking in isolated areas at any time. Regularly change your routines.

Employers' Responsibilities- To develop a sexual harassment policy which expressly outlaws sexual harassment and to notify, publish and circulate it visibly. Develop a complaint procedure which is confidential and time-bound; ensure treatment of complaints; protection of victims and witnesses; report compliance with the guidelines to the appropriate authority. Encourage awareness raising through trainings, seminars, posters, memos, etc. Treat sexual harassment as a disciplinary offence and amend service rules to incorporate this. Where such behavior falls under criminal law, take all steps to assist the affected person (s) in terms of support and preventive action.