"The government is sensitive to the problem of crimes against women and it has strengthened legal and institutional infrastructure to deal with it," he said in a message.
    
The Minister said the Home Ministry has initiated the process for setting up the Nationwide Emergency Response System (NERS) and having '112' as the emergency number.
    
"We as a nation are committed to empower women and work towards making a safer environment for girls and women in our society," he said.
    
Singh said the International Women's Day is celebrated as the milestones reached on the road to women security, gender equality and women empowerment.

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