Equip yourself with self-defense tricks for free at Delhi-Police camps
It's time for summer holidays. Why not learn self defense tricks and that too, for free? Delhi Police's special branch, SPUWAC, organizes such camps to train girls and women twice a year, during summers and winters. For enrolling, you just need to fill up a registration form, choose one of the six centers where the camps will be held, and you are done.
Since 2002, SPUWAC has been organizing self-defense camps and has seen over 2.5L participants in more than 1,500 camps. This year too, it'll be held during May 15-30, with May 11 being the last registration date. These camps are exclusively for Delhi/NCR residents, where girls above 12 years can attend. Though there's no upper age limit, the department insists on good health for participation.
SPUWC (Special Police Unit for Women and Children) officials say women feel stronger and more confident after the camps. Not just college students, office-goers or homemakers, the department has also been training nurses and female doctors since past four years. At times nurses have night shifts, or if female doctors get attacked by patients' kin, these techniques will help, said Delhi Police officials.
These camps are particularly important considering Delhi registered highest number of crimes against women in 2016, said last year's NCRB report. Among the 19 major cities in the report, the national capital witnessed the maximum number of rape cases.
To encourage more turnout for the 'Self-Defense Techniques Training Summer Camp 2018,' Delhi Police has kept registration free. Apart from this, a one-day workshop will be held to train boys on gender sensitization. Such workshops have also been popular among Delhiites: between 2015 and 2017, 115 workshops were organized that saw a turnout of over 33,000 boys.