Pre­ity comes to women’s res­cue

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Sneha Ma­hade­van sneha.ma­hade­van@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Ac­tor Pre­ity Zinta, who is also a women’s right ac­tivist, is launch­ing an emer­gency re­sponse ser­vice for women’s safety called the Kavach Safety. Launched in as­so­ci­a­tion with An­thony Moor­house, ex-spe­cial forces per­son­nel from Aus­tralia, it is a “pro-vic­tim and anti-per­pe­tra­tor” fa­cil­ity that as­sures safety to women at the press of a but­ton.

“Kavach team will be backed by a na­tional emer­gency op­er­a­tions cen­tre (EOC). Vic­tims will have ac­cess to a net­work of se­cu­rity, le­gal, med­i­cal and high-end foren­sic sup­port staff, all of whom are for­mer army and spe­cial force pro­fes­sion­als,” says a source from the team. “We take an em­pa­thetic and sup­port­ive ap­proach to pre­vent­ing in­ci­dents and help­ing vic­tims of crime through med­i­cal ser­vices, in­sur­ance claims man­age­ment and trauma sup­port. This ser­vice will act as a one-stop-shop to ev­ery safety and se­cu­rity need a woman might have,” adds the source.

It took five years for Pre­ity to put her lat­est ini­tia­tive to­gether. “I started Kavach to en­sure that no woman should fear for her per­sonal safety in her daily life. We have a duty to­wards the women of In­dia — to re­duce the risk of vi­o­lence, to sup­port the af­fected — and to ed­u­cate the coun­try that safety is a right, not a priv­i­lege,” says the ac­tor-en­tre­pre­neur.

PHOTO: PRAMOD THAKUR/HT

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