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Booklet lists safety tips for women

Appear confident and do not freeze under stress. And don't look vulnerable. Neelam Pandey reports. In the booklet

delhi Updated: May 26, 2013 05:00 IST
Neelam Pandey

Appear confident and do not freeze under stress. And don't look vulnerable.



These and many such tips are being doled out by an NGO with whom the Delhi police have tied up as part of its women safety initiative.

A booklet called 'Safe: Safety Awareness for Everyone' has been prepared by the NGO called Invictus Survival Sciences and is being distributed by the special police unit for women and children and the NGO.

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The booklet also gives relevant information regarding important helpline numbers that women should know.

"Learn how to defend yourself in real life situations - attend self-defence camps organised by Delhi police and Invictus Survival Sciences. Store helpline numbers on your mobile phone's speed dial like that of police, fire department, ambulance and safety buddy," the booklet states.

According to the booklet, a safety buddy is someone from your family or friends circle who you always keep updated about your location and can be contacted in emergency situations.

Apart from learning self defence, the booklet highlights the fact that women must try and maintain an appearance that does not project a negative self-image.

"Do not appear fidgety and nervous. Avoid freezing under stress," are some of the other relevant information that the booklet carries.

"It can come handy for anyone be it a teenager, a working woman or even a mother as they all can face similar situations. The idea is to spread the message," said Anuj, director and chief instructor with Invictus Survival Sciences.

"As far as distribution of the booklet is concerned Delhi police has been giving it to everyone who comes to their self-defence camps. Delhi police on its own is also distributing it. Also, wherever we conduct training, we also give it to people for free. To ensure more people have access to it we are also exploring the option of going online it future," he added.

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Tips given in the booklet

· Never project yourself as weak because it is counterproductive. Try and maintain an appearance that does not project a negative self-image.

· Do not appear careless or distracted to an extent that it might seem easy to attack you

· Fear is what most criminals feed on so do not appear fidgety and nervous

· Store helpline numbers on mobile's speed dial - like police, fire, ambulance and safety buddy.

· 24 hour toll free women helpline 1091

· Post box number 5353. Women can mail their complaints through this post box number

· Do not remain silent if you are being subject to sexual assaults, harassment or violence of any kind, immediately inform the police

· It is important for a rape victim not to bathe or wash any part of the body before a medical examination is done