Police and Community-partnered Delivery System to Address Violence Against Women in the Punjab (India)

The state of Punjab has created community-partnered policing centres to promote gender sensitivity on the part of the police and to address various forms of violence against women. The Community Policing Resource Centres (CPRCs), as they are called, have a support base that draws upon five departments - Health, Women and Child, Education, Scheduled Castes and Other Back Classes, and Land Rural Development. The Punjab Police have a small budget for training in community policing, but no budget for gender sensitization. This grant will allow the Institute for Development and Communication (IDC) to fill the gap.

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Start Date

Monday, December 15, 2008

End Date

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


12 months

IDRC Officer

Singh, Navsharan

Total funding

CA$ 25,000


India, Central Asia, Far East Asia, South Asia

Project Leader

Dr. Pramod Kumar


Institute for Development & Communication

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