WALK TO EQUALITY
ENSURING SAFETY AND EMPOWERMENT OF
ATHENAS TEAM COORDINATOR:
1.PROBLEMS FACED BY WOMEN
1.2 FEMALE INFANTICIDE
2. GENRAL SOLUTIONS FOR
3. OUR INSPIRATION
4. IMPLEMENTATION OF OUR
INNOVATIVE IDEAS IN SOCIETY
5. IMPLEMENTATION OF OUR INNOVATIVE
IDEAS IN OUR COLLEGE
OMEN ABUSE : A total of 2,28,650 incidents of crime against women were
reported in the country during the year 2011 as compared to 2,13,585
incidences in the year 2010 recording an increase of 7.1% during the year.
EMALE INFANTICIDE : India loses 3 million girls in infanticide.
APE : In 2010, 14,263 cases of rape were decided, with the accused being
convicted in 3,788 cases, or 26.6%.
LLITERACY : The female literacy levels according to the Literacy Rate
2011 census are 65.46% where the male literacy rate is over 80%.
CONOMICALLY INACTIVE : 39.5% of India’s
women of prime working age between 25 and 54 were
economically active in 2010 compared with 82% in
China and 72% in Brazil.
4% 1% 3%
Crime Against Women Percent Distribution
Cruelty by husband and
kiddnaping & abduction
dowry prohibition act
1.Rape is carried out to satisfy sexual need.
2.Rape becomes a way to compensate for these underlying
feelings of inadequacy and feeds their issues of control,
dominance, authority and capability.
3. Sometimes ethnic cleansing was aimed by communal
forces to push out minorities by means of murder and rape.
“ नारी बोझ या जिम्मेदारी.........कब तक सहेगी ये अत्याचार बेचारी ”
During the communal riots at the time of partition of India, large number of
Hindu, Muslim and Sikh women were abducted and openly raped. There were
tens of thousands of rapists belonging to all these communities exacting what
they saw as communal vengeance. The reasons for these rapes was an overt
assertion of their identity and a simultaneous humiliation of the other by
‘DISHONOURING' their women.
1. Education is becoming costlier day by day in
our society. So, instead of girl, a boy is given
preference for receiving education in the home
because a boy is considered support of old age.
2. Marriage of a girl becomes a burden on her
parents. Dowry is so scaring that parents are not
sure whether after giving good dowry their
daughter will have a comfortable married life.
3. It is important that a girl is not underrated in
comparison to a boy. Sense of security has to be
created in the girl.
850 900 950 1000
2011 2001 1991 1981 1971 1961
“It’s not just an atrocity, it’s an OBAMANATION ”
The development of any nation or region is indicated by the level of education and that too of
both genders. That is why education for all’ is strongly recommended and focused on by our
government. India has made a considerable progress in this sector and with all the efforts the
literacy rate grew to 74.04% in 2011 from meager 12% in 1947 , but the female literacy levels
according to the Literacy Rate 2011 census are 65.46% where the male literacy rate is over 80%.
The negative attitude
of parents towards the
girl child and her
education is one of the
major reasons of low
female literacy rate in
Poverty is the root
cause of many
problems in India and
also of low female
literacy rate.. h
Another barrier to
female education in
India is the lack of
female teachers. As
India is a gender
segregated society, it is
a very important factor
in the low female
literacy rate in India.
In most of the rural
areas lack of easy
accessibility to school is
another reason for low
female literacy rate.
मुझे पढ़ने दो,
मै पढ़ना चाहती
Some general solutions for :
The capabilities domain
The access to resources and
The security domain
It refers to basic human abilities as measured by
education, health, and nutrition. These capabilities are
fundamental to individual well-being and are the means
through which individuals access other forms of well-being
refers primarily to equality in the opportunity to use
or apply basic capabilities through access to economic
assets and resources , as well as political opportunity
It is defined to mean reduced vulnerability to violence and
conflict. Violence and conflict result in physical and
psychological harm and lessen the ability of individuals,
households, and communities to fulfill their potential.
1 Invest in
reduce women’s and
girls’ time burdens.
2.Division of labour
that asssigns to
women and girls the
bulk of responsibility
women’s share of
seats in national
the quality to
girls and women.
MORE STRATERGIES FOR:
‘Now every man thinks twice before harassing a girl from our village’
When she lost her father at the age of 10, Vaibhavi Ulmale’s mother told her “Big
girls don’t cry’’. She turned that into a motto. At 18 now, she has made Sidur, her
village in Maharashtra’s Chandrapur district, a safer place for girls.
Ulmale is leading a squad of girls in her village with the help of UNICEF, teaching
them to fight sexual harassment and child marriage. Thanks to their efforts, these
incidents have come down in the village. Ulmale says she found her strength after a
harrowing stalking experience. A few years ago, she was stalked by a 50-year- old
man. Ulmale was shocked at his audacity: he was known to her parents. Like most
victims of sexual harassment, she first blamed herself. But later she found she
wasn’t the only one. Other girls too were complaining. “That’s when I decided to
stop being a victim,’’ she says. Ulmale convinced her friends to fight their tormentor.
One day, the sight of the man teasing her friend infuriated her. “We chased and hit
him with our fists and our bags. It was empowering,’’ she says. The incident drew
the attention of other villagers who forced the man to leave the village. “The news
spread and now every man thinks twice before harassing a girl from our village,”
says a proud Ulmale.
Their squad strengthened. With the help of Unicef’s ‘Deepshikha’ group, they
learned about women’s rights and started campaigning against child marriage.
Ulmale managed to stop the marriage of her 17-year-old friend. “We convinced the
parents to wait till the boy and girl reached the legal age of marriage,’’ she says. For
her efforts, Ulmale was honored by the UNICEF ‘Navjyoti’ award last year.
Implementation of our innovative ideas in a society
We visited a society, RADHEY SHYAM PARK SOCIETY, in Delhi where we meet Mr. Bobby Kapoor, RWA of society, and
aware him with our innovative idea. We tell him to make a group of women that handle all the activities related to
women and any women in the society having any kind of problem can contact this group. Also we suggested them to
organize cultural functions like dance competition , singing , cooking , get together's , etc… , so that the hidden
talent of women in the society get enhanced. we are very thankful to this society for considering our ideas and
implementing them in their society.
We also interviewed members of the society and the video of the interview is at –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcy3XAmahG4 (this video is interviewed by our team
We also implemented our innovative idea in our college by suggesting the WELFARE DEAN , Mr. .
Vineet Verma “to organize cultural get together for the female faculty and the
wives of the other faculty once in a month “. According to us this will help not only the
female faculty but also the wives of the faculties , among whom mostly are housewives , to show
there talent in front of everyone and we are very thankful to our college management for
implementing this idea on our demand.
We had also organize a seminar in our college for awaring about women empowerment and in
this our faculty also participated.
Implementation of our innovative ideas in our college
1. NEWSPAPERS (HINDUSTAN TIMES, NAVBHARAT TIMES, THE HINDU, DAINIK JAGRAN…….. Etc.)
2. NEWS CHANNELS (ABP NEWS , AAJ TAK , ZEE NEWS…. Etc.)
3. National Crime Research Bureau of India. (2012). Crime Against Women. Retrieved from
4. Press Trust of India. (2012, October 12). India loses 3 million girls in infanticide. The Hindu.
retrieved from http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-loses-3-million-girls-in-
5. Census. (2011). Literacy in India. Retrieved from http://www.census2011.co.in/literacy.php