The Deloitte evaluation found police responsiveness to women and children to be better at police stations with personnel trained in the programme. The evaluation reported that 80% of the trained respondents specially mentioned handling issues pertaining to women and children and protecting their rights as one of their focus areas.
According to the UNICEF, the focus of the programme is "attitudinal and behavioural change of police through an understanding of gender, power relations, prevalent patriarchal influences and changing social scenario". UNICEF has so far spent Rs. 1.53 crore on the project in Karnataka. The state police, which has agreed to take over its ownership, has proposed an outlay of Rs.50 lakh per annum.
The above training programme should be covered in as many areas as possible as it is proving to be of great significance to police personnel. Therefore, fund allocators and administrators in Police Departments in different parts of India must attach big importance to providing the above training on a big scale.
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