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  1. 1. Manthan Topic :- Ensuring safety and empowerment of women Problem : Gender inequality WOMEN IN INDIA How free? How equal? It is impossible to think about the welfare of the world unless the condition of women is improved.
  2. 2. Submitted by:- Sandeep Vashist (Team Co-ordinator) Kuldeep Vashist Kajal Nehra Sweta Singh Kanchan Gupta
  3. 3. Critical aspects of women’s freedom and equality:- Freedom to work without exploitation. Freedom to participate in decision making. Freedom to lead a long life. Freedom from fear.
  4. 4. Goal and Objectives:-  Creating an environment through positive economic and social policies for full development of women to enable them to realize their full potential.  The de-jure and de-facto enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedom by women on equal basis with men in all spheres – political, economic, social, cultural and civil  Equal access to participation and decision making of women in social, political and economic life of the nation  Equal access to women to health care, quality education at all levels, career and vocational guidance, employment, equal remuneration, occupational health and safety, social security and public office etc.  Strengthening legal systems aimed at elimination of all forms of discrimination against women  Changing societal attitudes and community practices by active participation and involvement of both men and women.  Mainstreaming a gender perspective in the development process.  Elimination of discrimination and all forms of violence against women and the girl child; and  Building and strengthening partnerships with civil society, particularly women’s organizations.
  5. 5. Policy Prescriptions:- Judicial Legal Systems Legal-judicial system will be made more responsive and gender sensitive to women’s needs, especially in cases of domestic violence and personal assault. New laws will be enacted and existing laws reviewed to ensure that justice is quick and the punishment meted out to the culprits is commensurate with the severity of the offence. Decision Making Women’s equality in power sharing and active participation in decision making, including decision making in political process at all levels will be ensured for the achievement of the goals of empowerment. All measures will be taken to guarantee women equal access to and full participation in decision making bodies at every level, including the legislative, executive, judicial, corporate, statutory bodies, as also the advisory Commissions, Committees, Boards, Trusts etc. Affirmative action such as reservations/quotas, including in higher legislative bodies, will be considered whenever necessary on a time bound basis. Women–friendly personnel policies will also be drawn up to encourage women to participate effectively in the developmental process. Mainstreaming a Gender Perspective in the Development Process Policies, programmes and systems will be established to ensure mainstreaming of women’s perspectives in all developmental processes, as catalysts, participants and recipients. Wherever there are gaps in policies and programmes, women specific interventions would be undertaken to bridge these. Coordinating and monitoring mechanisms will also be devised to assess from time to time the progress of such mainstreaming mechanisms. Women’s issues and concerns as a result will specially be addressed and reflected in all concerned laws, sectoral policies, plans and programmes of action.
  6. 6. What should be the immediate action? Enable their greater and more active participation in local governance. Address gender inequalities and the vulnerability of women in different sectors. Promote women’s ownership and control of economic resources. Enhance their role as agents of social change. Eliminating violence against women in family, work place and social sphere. Gender sensitization and interventions for women’s empowerment in rural/tribal/urban societies. Attention to promoting women's capabilities legal and social measures for women’s rights to productive resources.
  7. 7. How were women seen? Rape in marriage- dismissed Woman’s place- in the kitchen, b/w the sheets Working women- irresponsible or embarrassment Male property Unwed mothers- stigmatized/shunned University- where to find a man
  8. 8. Solution how we increase security of women is that:- Don’t treat the women like an animal… In every company & office make a special cell only for women.. Provide extra security on the office’s route..
  9. 9. Proposed innovative solution concept for women safety:- Put an electronic sensor in every area where crowd is more like bus stand, railway station, temple, office and rural route etc. which detects the screaming of a girl and directly connected to the police control room so that immediate action can be taken…
  10. 10. The Seven Strategic Priorities Strengthen opportunities for post-primary education for girls while simultaneously meeting commitments to universal primary education. Guarantee sexual and reproductive health and rights. Invest in infrastructure to reduce women’s and girls’ time burdens. Guarantee women’s and girls’ property and inheritance rights. Eliminate gender inequality in employment by decreasing women’s reliance on informal employment, closing gender gaps in earnings, and reducing occupational segregation. Increase women’s share of seats in national parliaments and local governmental bodies. Combat violence against girls and women.
  11. 11. Conclusion:-  Mahatma Gandhi once said that “India get actual freedom only when women hang out at 12’clk in night without any fear.”  This is possible only when people change their thinking toward girls and women..  Also once the great leader, Narendra Modi, the chief minister of Gujarat, said that “if we want to have a better future the children’s of this generation need a better upbringing towards the girl.”