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Safety of girls is a top priority at every college campus. Nowadays, safe and supportive campus community is both an obligation and a challenge for college administrators and students. Institute should provide comprehensive range of security amenities especially for girls within the premises, through a dedicated team of security personnel. It is a common phenomenon that most of the outstation students enrolling for different courses come out of their homes and cities for the first time in their life. It is therefore of utmost importance for institutions to provide them a comfortable and safe ambience of ‘feel at home’ within the campus.
Women safety at any college campus is a serious concern now. According to a poll, 86% of parents believe that the safety of the campus is one of the most important factors in choosing 0ne institution over the other. However, sexual assault and rape investigations in college campuses are dominating the headlines nationwide.
This problem can only be solved through awareness and prevention programs, dialogue and action. Students should be given regular lessons about sexual assault and its prevention from the school level itself, so that they become more aware and alert and do not hesitate in taking preventive and safety actions in case such disdainful circumstances are encountered in future.
Moreover, programs like “Women’s Campus Safety Program” could be integrated with the existing curriculum. Such programs have an intrinsic potential to create awareness not only amongst the students but also off the campus. Every individual, irrespective of gender, should consciously support this vital societal issue and raise their voice against any such morally and ethically unacceptable act. This is the possible way some positive change can be brought about regarding safety and well-being of girls inside the college campuses.
Implementation of the following recommendations would certainly reduce the mounting risks to a great extent: