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In Tamil Nadu’s All-Women Police Station In Salem, A Thoughtful Child-Friendly Corner

As one steps inside the ‘All Women Police Station’ in Salem town, 345 km from Chennai in Tamil Nadu, lady cops in neatly-tucked uniforms can be seen engrossed in their duties. This is the place where distressed women come to seek help. A policewoman here dons a dual hat – one of a cop and the other of a counsellor. When NDTV visited the police station, the lady cops showed excitement about another additional responsibility that they will now partake – taking charge of the newly-opened child-friendly corner.  This child-friendly room was inaugurated last week under Project Udhayam, an initiative of Salem City Police in partnership with UNICEF India. The room, colorfully painted with famous cartoon caricatures, and filled with books, colours and games, aims to offer a friendly vibe to children in distress. This would be the first stop for children who have been sexually abused, abandoned, kidnapped or lost, and they will be provided care and protection here. The one behind this initiative, Sanjeev Kumar, Commissioner of Police, Salem City, said, “Out of every two children, 1 child is abused, shows the reports. Our aim is to make police more child-friendly so that children have the confidence to approach us without any fear.”

Source: NDTV

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