TW: Mention of r*pe, sexual harassment



"Delhi government has even written to the Centre twice for the allocation of Rs 11.3 crore for illuminating the dark spots and developing a portal for monitoring functioning of streetlights. The request is under consideration." 

- Anonymous official



Delhi is known across the country as a city that is unsafe for women. For a lot of people, moving to Delhi for opportunities comes with the risk of facing violence because of their gender. 


In the aftermath of the horrific rape case in December 2012, the government of India had set up a Nirbhaya fund in order to ensure “implementation of initiatives aimed at enhancing the safety and security for women in the country.” 


Recently the Delhi government made a request for allocation of funds under this scheme which has not yet been approved. However, this is not the first time the Delhi government has struggled to get funds from the Nirbhaya Fund. The Delhi government had earlier sought disbursal of Nirbhaya funds to install CCTV cameras and make provisions for GPS and panic alarms for women's safety. However, according to sources, the request was denied.  


Since its formation in 2013, Nirbhaya Fund has been underutilized and has seen slow approval of projects. In its 316th report, the Standing Committee on education, women, children, youth and sports has expressed concerns over the underutilization of the Nirbhaya Fund and asked the government to bring states on board for faster implementation of projects and schemes under it.


According to The Tribune, "The panel notes that the underutilization of Nirbhaya Fund has remained a cause for concern. Of the Rs, 9,549 crores allocated, Rs 4,241 crore has been released and around Rs 2,989 crore utilized." That means only 44.4 % of funds have been released and only 31.3% utilised. 


The last two years have been difficult for people across the country due to COVID and subsequent lockdowns. But that isn’t all - there has also been an enormous increase in cases of violence against women. It is a matter of concern that despite having earned the tag of "Rape Capital", the Delhi government has to wait for the allocation of funds for projects related to women's safety. 


We stand with the Delhi Government in this and demand that:


  1. The funds are immediately allocated and sanctioned to the Delhi Govt. to illuminate dark spots around the city. 

  2. The Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) and the National Commission for Women (NCW) scrutinize the existing procedures in proposal review and speed up this process. 


We need your help in making Delhi, and India, a safer place for women. Sign the petition!


Sources-

  1. Nirbhaya Fund underutilized, panel worried- The Tribune

  2. Delhi govt seeks Rs 11 crore under Nirbhaya fund- TOI

  3. Delhi govt. asks Centre for ₹11 cr. from Nirbhaya Fund- The Hindu








TW: Mention of r*pe, sexual harassment



"Delhi government has even written to the Centre twice for the allocation of Rs 11.3 crore for illuminating the dark spots and developing a portal for monitoring functioning of streetlights. The request is under consideration." 

- Anonymous official



Delhi is known across the country as a city that is unsafe for women. For a lot of people, moving to Delhi for opportunities comes with the risk of facing violence because of their gender. 


In the aftermath of the horrific rape case in December 2012, the government of India had set up a Nirbhaya fund in order to ensure “implementation of initiatives aimed at enhancing the safety and security for women in the country.” 


Recently the Delhi government made a request for allocation of funds under this scheme which has not yet been approved. However, this is not the first time the Delhi government has struggled to get funds from the Nirbhaya Fund. The Delhi government had earlier sought disbursal of Nirbhaya funds to install CCTV cameras and make provisions for GPS and panic alarms for women's safety. However, according to sources, the request was denied.  


Since its formation in 2013, Nirbhaya Fund has been underutilized and has seen slow approval of projects. In its 316th report, the Standing Committee on education, women, children, youth and sports has expressed concerns over the underutilization of the Nirbhaya Fund and asked the government to bring states on board for faster implementation of projects and schemes under it.


According to The Tribune, "The panel notes that the underutilization of Nirbhaya Fund has remained a cause for concern. Of the Rs, 9,549 crores allocated, Rs 4,241 crore has been released and around Rs 2,989 crore utilized." That means only 44.4 % of funds have been released and only 31.3% utilised. 


The last two years have been difficult for people across the country due to COVID and subsequent lockdowns. But that isn’t all - there has also been an enormous increase in cases of violence against women. It is a matter of concern that despite having earned the tag of "Rape Capital", the Delhi government has to wait for the allocation of funds for projects related to women's safety. 


We stand with the Delhi Government in this and demand that:


  1. The funds are immediately allocated and sanctioned to the Delhi Govt. to illuminate dark spots around the city. 

  2. The Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) and the National Commission for Women (NCW) scrutinize the existing procedures in proposal review and speed up this process. 


We need your help in making Delhi, and India, a safer place for women. Sign the petition!


Sources-

  1. Nirbhaya Fund underutilized, panel worried- The Tribune

  2. Delhi govt seeks Rs 11 crore under Nirbhaya fund- TOI

  3. Delhi govt. asks Centre for ₹11 cr. from Nirbhaya Fund- The Hindu






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