FICCI FLO comes Face to Face with the Mumbai police on Women Safety Day

by Priya Jadhav

Mumbai 19th August 2019:  FICCI FLO Mumbai Chapter held an interactive session to resolve queries and doubts on Women’s safety at work and in the digital space at MCA Club BKC, Mumbai. The workshop was graced by Dr. Rashmi Karandikar, Deputy Commissioner of Police Port Zone, Mumbai. This event was sponsored by Vodafone Sakhi –a unique safety service for women.

The key speakers were greeted by Ms. Anuradha Bhatia, Chairperson of FICCI FLO. The people joining this event from Mumbai police department as key speakers were Mrs. Sharmila Sahasrabuddhe, Police Inspector, cybercrime branch and Mrs. Surekha Dige, Assistant Police Inspector; Crime against Women, cybercrime branch and Ms. Shama Sayyad, PSI Mumbai Police. They highlighted the need to spread the awareness for cybercrime and different sections/articles on laws for women’s safety at work.

The events was primarily focused on increasing cognizance against cyber theft, cyber stalking, fake news, Web Hijacking, etc. This programme also showcased on how Mumbai police’s Twitter handle work for road safety and cyber security 24/7.

Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Anuradha Bhatia, Chairperson of FICCI FLO said, “We at FICCI FLO Mumbai were honored to conduct face To face interaction with the Mumbai police. It is very relevant to bring out key issues related to women's safety and how we can stay vigilant to prevent them on a daily basis”.

About FICCI FLOFLO was established in 1983, as a division of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and industry (FICCI) which is the apex body of industry and commerce in India. As an All India Organization for women, FLO has 16 Chapters pan India - Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Kanpur, Ludhiana, Mumbai, Northeast, Pune, Amritsar, and Northeast & Uttarakhand, with its Head Office in New Delhi. Its members comprise of entrepreneurs, professionals and Corporate Executives. FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO) is the women wing of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI).

Ten years ago. Flo had started an annual flagship event called Face to Face with the government. It was conceptualized on a very simple principle that bringing government, senior bureaucrats and citizen on one platform will make a collaborative effort which could guide us to become a responsible citizen. What are our responsibilities as an educated and civilized citizens? How will a responsible government save us from issues pertaining to women safety and security? This effort of our organization has resulted in a very well received program by our members as it offered answers to their trivial and complex queries pertaining to women safety across the country.