In the wake of recent tragedy where a 23-year-old was raped and murdered during a train journey, many felt the necessity to address the issue womenâ€™s safety.Â Sadly, Womenâ€™s security is of secondary important even at Technopark, where thousands of educated women are working.Â Â Technoparktoday has raised several issues in the past regarding this; however, it fell on deaf ears.
Lack of streetlights at the road connecting Technopark and Kazhakootam lies as a proof of our apathy towards womenâ€™s security.Â Â The presence of migrant construction laborers, a toddy shop, and a liquor bar in the area are increasing the risk factor.Â Â It seems we are waiting for something like Soumyaâ€™s case to happen so that they can act!
Another issue is the lack of proper transportation facilities. Some companies are providing transportation facilities for employees, especially for those who work at odd hours.Â Â But if someone misses the cab or bus, she will have to face lot of trouble, and cab wonâ€™t go to some of the routes.Â The only option in this condition is to depend the autorikshaws or just walk by holding the life in their hands.Â Some of our friends had suffered bad behavior from their part in the past.
Some of the recent incidents show that women employees of Technopark are not safe.
A girl, who is an employee of Technopark-based firm, has to travel in an auto as she left office at 8.30 p.m. instead of the usual time 8 p.m. The girl took auto near Sasthamangalam, to reach her place of stay. During the journey, she noted that the autodriver was taking a wrong route. When she questioned him, he stopped the auto at a nearby side road and tried to attack her. It was a rape attempt and she cried loudly but nobody were there to help, luckily she managed to escape with injuries and she lost her bag.Â The company, later, filed a complaint to the police,But She resigned the company and left kerala soon after that.
A north Indian girl, an employee of Technopark, was followed by a stranger when she was going out through the parkâ€™s backgate.Â The guy started teasing her.Â The frightened girl took refuge in a nearby house.
Another shocking event was, a working girl in night shift had a bad experience from one of the cleaning staff in the office. At last, her colleagues warned the guy and that made an end to the issue.
Many girls will have more similar experiences to tell and many of our working women facing such attempts of molestation in public, sometimes when you are going back to your hostel/home after work, sometimes on the way to your native place during weekend, in the bus, train, autos, streets etcâ€¦
So many criminals and psychos are in our society and around every one of us, we donâ€™t know when they attack you. Sometimes, you may be very lucky to not get any attention of them yet. But, there is no guarantee. Technopark or your company can do a very limited help on this. If something happened to you, everyone will empathies you. The ultimate lose and pain is to you and your family.Â So your personal security is your own responsibility.Â So you have to take extra care on how to avoid such risks or how to react when you face such a threat.
Letâ€™s do what we can to avoid this menace.Â In this situation, Technoparktoday is taking the initiative to do a self defense awareness campaign.Â In association with a leading personal security service provider, we are launching a slew of programs that is expected to help our lady employees in many ways.Â
As a startup of this campaign, Technoparktoday conducting self defense awareness sessions in companies FREE of cost. In that seminar, the security experts will teach you how to avoid any risky situations and how to react when you are in such a dangerous situation, and many tips, tricks, and accessories to save your life from the criminals in our society.
Interested companies can send your request to [email protected] and we will get back to you with the details.
Also, Let’s think about some quick solutions. there are several mechanisms and products which is very popular in western countries for the purpose of personal safety and defense, and Pepper Spray is one of the most popular , effective, and cheaper solution.
Pepper Spray is a strong concentrate of chili- pepper in an aerosol spray having 5-7 Ft range.Â Â If someone is coming towards to you with a bad intention in any of the situation, just apply the pepper spray to the attacker. When sprayed on the face of the attacker, it puts him out of action for at least 30 minutes, leaving you enough time to run away, call police, or get help.Â Â It is very handy and specially designed for ladies. It will fit in your wallet and it can be carried and operated very easily.
Now, TechnoparkToday, in association with Rampart Services, one of the leading security consultancy companies is providing Pepper Spray for your safety. Log into the Technopark Today StoreÂ http://www.store.technoparktoday.com/ to place your order.Â We will take the initiative to deliver â€œPepper Sprayâ€ at your place.