SELF DEFENSE WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN EMPLOYEES OF EROS HOTEL MANAGED BY HILTON
Date: 27th March, 2015
Venue: Eros hotel, Nehru place
SWF team: Ruchi Kaul, Jyoti Upadhyay, Hari gopal
The Self Defense Workshop was attended by 33 women employees from 3.00 pm to 5.30 pm.
The session conducted was very interactive and thoroughly enjoyed by all. Initially the participants were a little hesitant to share their experiences but as they were going through the safety tips etc they started relating to it, they shared their experiences, problems etc. The participants also practiced the moves along with the trainers, concept of carjacking was made clear to them most of them were not aware about the same. Some of The experiences shared by them were-
• The most common concern was using public transports- DTC buses, Metros etc, for almost all of them in general, everyone agreed agreed that while travelling by buses they have to face a lot of problems such as people standing close to them trying to touch them here and there, passing lewd comments etc .
•One of the girl shared an incident that one of her colleague was sending vulgar text messages to her even after several warnings he continued to do so, than finally she lodged a complaint against him after which only he stopped.
•Concept of date rape drug was explained to all of them, the consequences and repercussions of the same were told to them, SWF team told them that there are several test are also available in the market which can be used to detect the presence of Date Rape Drug.
•A good interactive discussion on the concept Of ‘Safety Buddy’ was also held, we made them aware about the various safety apps such as’ Be with you app’ and ‘Track on you app’ available in the market.
•Concept of Pink Parking (specially meant for females in malls and corporate), ATM security and usage of safety props such as pepper spray etc were explained to them.