Community Led Action Programme With Police (CLAPP) For Women’s Safety At Public Places was a collaborative initiative begun by PCVC and the US Consulate, in Hyderabad in the year 2015-17 to work in collaboration with the police and the student community to arrive at sustainable solutions to tackle sexual harassment in public spaces and within institutions.
The project put together a team of police personnel and college youth students who worked together to identify problem areas around gender-based violence in public spaces against women and girls, analyse their causes and consequences, develop and implement solutions and assess the effectiveness of the solutions to improve as well as scale them up.
Based on the philosophy of community policing, the goal of the project was to reduce sexual harassment and violence against women in public places and educational institutions through collaborative response and prevention initiatives of police and community.
To deepen the understanding and heighten sensitivity of the police to local issues of sexual harassment and violence against women for improved response to incidents.
To institutionalize, proactive practices and programs, collaboratively designed by police and community to address sexual harassment and violence against women.
To ensure increased participation of young adults and youth in police response to sexual harassment and violence against women.
To improve access and control of young adults and youth to response services of police on sexual harassment and violence against women as their right to safety and security.
The project is currently being implemented in Viajyawada. The implementing partner is Vasavya Mahila Mandali,a civil society organization based in Vijaywada under the aegis of PCVC as technical support partner. CLAPP Viyawada is a collaboration with Mahila Mitra, a community led initiative in Vijayawada by the Police.
To deepen the understanding and heighten sensitivity of the members in Mahila Mitra and Mahila Rakshak teams on the issue of gender and gender-based violence, particularly sexual harassment of women and girls in public places
To develop shared understanding of the members in Mahila Mitra and Mahila Rakshak teams on incidence, nature, root causes, and prevention and redressal of sexual harassment of women and girls in public places.
To design and implement solutions for prevention and redressal of sexual harassment of women and girls in public places through a collaborative process between members of Mahila Mitra and Mahila Rakshak teams and other relevant stakeholders in the community.