This project aims to study the impact of policing programs instituted to improve policing quality on the prevention of gender-based violence (GBV) in Bihar.
The means to prevent gender-based violence (GBV) and address institutional service-delivery related to GBV is not well understood. This project aims to study one potential solution to address GBV in India – the role of policing quality. The goal of the project is to showcase the effect of a novel policing program in the Indian state of Bihar where the government led a training program for police officers on legal information as well as imparted soft and technical skills regarding the handling of GBV crimes. The policy is innovative and the first micro-level program of its kind in the state. It reflects the urgent need to improve policing for GBV through improved service-delivery to victims and by raising awareness and sensitivity about these forms of crime.