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RPF and NCW to jointly combat human trafficking

Why is it in the news?

  • The Railway Protection Force (RPF) and the National Commission for Women (NCW) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly combat human trafficking on the Indian Railway network.


About MoU Objectives

  • Prevention and Rescue: Aims to prevent human trafficking and rescue trafficked women through collaborative efforts between NCW and RPF.
  • Training and Workshops for RPF Personnel: Includes conducting workshops and training sessions to increase awareness and response to trafficking incidents among RPF personnel.
  • Awareness Campaigns: Launching campaigns to educate frontline railway staff and the public about trafficking signs and effective reporting.
Other RPF Initiatives for Women’s Security

·       Meri Saheli initiative: Provides security to lady passengers in long-distance trains, particularly those traveling alone or vulnerable to crime.

·       Operation AAHT (Anti-Human Trafficking): Involves deploying special teams on long-distance trains/routes to rescue victims, especially women and children, from traffickers.

·       Operation Matrishakti: RPF personnel, especially female officers, assist pregnant women in labour during train journeys beyond their regular duties.

·       Operation Dignity: Focuses on rescuing destitute, mentally unsound, and trafficked adults, helping them reunite with families or relocate to shelter homes with NGO collaboration.


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