Sexual harassment? Register complaint online

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Tvm: The Kerala State Women’s Commission has launched an online facility for lodging harassment complaints on its website. Chief Minister Shri V S Achuthanandan inaugurated the revamped website of the State Women’s Commission at a function held in Thiruvananthapuram on March 1, 2010. The Women’s Commission is also set to launch an SMS system to book eve teasers.

The Kerala State Women’s Commission will announce the ‘Eve Teasing Helpline’ number shortly. Eve teasing victims can sms ‘Vanitha’ (space) to this number which will alert the help desk at the Women’s Commission. The help desk would in turn inform the nearest police station to help the woman in trouble. A preliminary verification would be done to ascertain if the message is genuine before sending help.

The final modalities are being worked out with Telecom service providers and the IT Department. The messages would be simultaneously received on the main server of the Women’s Commission office and the mobile phones of the designated officers.

Meanwhile, the commission has also introduced SMS facility to reply to queries on the status of pending cases by typing ‘Vanitha’ followed by the file number of the case concerned. This file status can also be tracked on the Women’s Commission website.

Law Minister, Shri M Vijayakumar, Health Minister Smt. Sreemati Teacher, Forest Minister Binoy Viswam and Women’s Commission Chairperson, Justice D Sreedevi were among those present.

Anil Philip
Kerala IT News

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