An ATM In Odisha Is Helping Women Report Cases Of Harassment, Anonymously

On an average, 92 women are raped in India every day, 4 of them in the capital. But less than 5 percent cases get reported to the police. The conviction ratio, is even more dismal. Something needs to change.

A senior CBI officer, Joydeep Nayak, understood this, and has worked to rectify this. He has created the “Instant Complaint Logging Internet Kiosk,” or “iClik,”- an ATM machine-like kiosk, that will help women report cases of harassment against them in an anonymous manner.

1. An iClik kiosk at a Bank of Baroda ATM

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2. This machine has been installed in Bhubaneshwar, initially on a six month trial basis

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Needless to say, it is the need of the hour in a country like India, where women are scared to report cases of abuse against them. There was recently an incident in Bengal, where a girl was gang-raped for the second time, as a punishment for reporting an earlier rape.

 

3. A senior police officer from Odisha, Mr. Joydeep Nayak, has come up with this brilliant idea

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The doer.

 

4. A woman can report a crime against her, in the language of her choice

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5. Also, a woman can report cases of dowry harassment, workplace exploitation, or even eve teasing

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In a country like ours where crimes against women are largely unreported, we strongly wish such innovations are recognized, embraced and encouraged. Not that these innovations will stop crimes overnight, but it’s a step in the right direction.

This is a positive story that motivates us to innovate & find solutions to problems, rather than crib about it.

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