A Warrior for Women’s Safety
The Story of Top Cop Swati Lakra
  • October 5, 2021
  • 12 PM - 1 PM IST
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Speaker

Swati Lakra

Addl DGP (Women's Safety), Telangana

Event moderated by

nidhi razdan

Director - Strategic Programmes and Outreach

About the event

Meet the IPS officer championing the cause of women's safety, Addl DGP (Women's Safety) Swati Lakra, who has raised the safety bar for women in Hyderabad with her initiative, SHE TEAM.

Known for her people-centric initiatives and iron hand in dealing with offenders, Swati Lakra, an Indian Police Service Officer, joined the IPS in 1995 and worked as Deputy Inspector General of Visakhapatnam Range before joining the Hyderabad City Police.

She came to light for her novel initiative, which made the city stand out in women safety. Under She Teams, 100 special teams are set up to check the harassment of women in public places. What makes SHE Teams unique is their quick responses and building up confidence in city women. Swati Lakra is very particular about not victimising the victim further but dealing with cases with empathy.

Passionate about gender equality, Swati wants more women to join the police. In her capacity as a member of Telangana's Committee on Safety and Security of Women, she has been urging the government to implement 33.3 per cent reservation for women across all police force ranks. Meet Swati Lakras and learn what is behind her iron-clad determination at the Changemakers session in Hyderabad on October 5, 2021.

About the Speakers

Swati Lakra

Addl DGP (Women's Safety), Telangana

Swathi Lakra was born in Ranchi, Jharkhand and pursued graduation in Political Science in Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi. She got inspiration from her friends to prepare for the civil ...services examination, and her father was her motivating factor to clear the exams. Previously she was posted as Additional Commissioner of Police for Crime and SIT in Hyderabad and has been one of the recipients of the President Police Medal from Telangana and the Humphrey Leadership Award in 2018 and received a leadership training programme at Harvard University.

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Nidhi Razdan

Director - Strategic Programmes and Outreach

Nidhi Razdan is an award-winning journalist, author and the former Executive Editor of NDTV. She has carved out a niche for herself in the television and media industry, with a career spanning 22 years.... She has been felicitated with the Ramnath Goenka Award For Excellence in Journalism, the International Press Institute Award. Nidhi has extensively reported national politics and foreign policy from an expansive geographic terrain, including Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, China, P.O.K., Tibet, Africa. Currently, she is engaged as Director - Strategic Programmes and Outreach at GITAM University.

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