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Kiran Bedi proposes 6 P concept for women safety

Kiran Bedi proposes 6 P concept for women safety Former cop and social activist Kiran Bedi on Friday advocated for a holistic approach towards ensuring women’s safety and security involving parents, teachers as well as state.

“When we look at women’s security, its the six P concept. If we look at it with six P formula, we address it in all directions. Unless we address it in all directions, any aspect left unattended as a chain…women’s security will suffer,” she said while speaking at the launch of the 70th anniversary of the UN in India.

The programme was organised by the United Nations Information Centre for India (UNIC) and Bhutan and Indian Federation of UN Associations with focus on Women’s security. Elaborating on the six P concept, Bedi said that the first P is the people. It is parents and how they bring up their boys and girls which constitutes it, she said.

She also underlined the importance of teachers in the first P and said that if parents fail, teachers can take over. She said the second P was politicians who after the Nirbhaya incident had to come out with an ordinance. “They have a very vital role in enhancing or weakening respect of women,” she said.

She attributed the third P to Police while the fourth to Prosecution – Judiciary, saying the latter has a crucial role in delivering a message as it has done in recent cases like the Dhaula Kuan case or Nirbhaya case.

She said that the 5th P was prison which is a “dry cleaning” place where one has to send gender sensitivity messages as a part of reforms while the last P was the press which should pick up such programmes which are entertaining yet very educative.

She urged UN to look into the six Ps concept and suggested them to present a composite and comprehensive message. She also appealed to the world body to create hubs which integrates the six Ps and suggested that the office of Lieutenant Governor in Delhi would be the best place to be a hub of such integration.

She also launched theh YoUNg@70 campaign conceptualised by UNIC which aims at educating and catalysing youth across India. A dynamo torch which will aid women’s security was also launched during the occasion.