Amongst the most heinous crimes in the world, rape has taken a soaring toll across the globe. It leaves a lasting impact on the victim’s mind and body. Add to it the increasing number of reported cases in the past few years that have awakened the masses protesting and demanding immediate action against it. While stringent laws are the ultimate alternative to fight the menace, certain tips can help women avoid any such incident.
Of course, compromising with your routine is no good but a slight tilt in your plan and approach can set alarms for the evil minds.
Here’s what women can do.
Appropriate use of Smartphone
Most Smartphone users are unaware of its competency to provide assistance in the most sensitive situation. An app automatically sends out a ‘I am in danger’ SMS to victim’s contacts with just a click! The high point here is the automatic location tracker that sends out complete details of victim’s exact location attached with the SMS. Many other apps can be used for such worthy purposes.
Keep some weapons handy
Spacious carry bags are an advantage to women. You can easily carry a small spray, knife and even chili powder for your self defense. However, make sure you don’t end up misusing them against someone else. There are certain sprays that can be used directly in the eyes and have a temporary effect.
Avoid using black spots
Black spots are those isolated areas in your city that are frequently used for attempting rape. Better use a longer route than putting yourself at risk. Prefer public transport than just covering a stretch by walk.
And when you hire a cab
The recent rape case in Gurgaon where a woman was raped by the driver of a reputed cab company raises concerns as to what more a women could do for her security. Thus, you may dislike it but keeping track of the company and their policies is must. Make sure you note details of the cab, your pick up, dropping point and leave the details with a trusted contact.
Update them about your location after every 10 minutes and ping them immediately if you get suspicious.
There is nothing more effective than seeking training in any self defense arts. It makes you stronger, confident and wiser towards acting in such a situation. There are many training centers and academies that offer level 1 self defense programs for women. Dedicate at least 1 hour for the same. Enroll yourself today!
Keep Your Calm
It sounds ironical to stay calm when you fear to be raped. However, crime psychologists have confirmed that criminals are more nervous and restless while attempting rape and that they could be discouraged and nabbed. One should try not to loose confidence.
Besides, a worthy enquiry about your city, the roads, areas and the crime potency everywhere should be kept in mind. These are simple yet very effective measures that can help women avoid or at least minimize the severity of the crime.