WALK TO EQUALITY-
Ensuring Safety and Equality of women
Team Name: SATAKSH
Team Members: Shruti Goyal,
Simran Sharma, Priyanka Yadav,
Priti Yadav , Urvashi Singhal
The term Empowerment holds different meanings to
different psyches and this divergence this
comprehension of facts against fiction, this way of
interpretation that people of various sects, associations
and understanding can perhaps answer this
quintessential question- ARE WOMEN REALLY
Today society is not safe for women so how are women
empowered when she cannot move freely in fear of
jewelry snatching, molestation, kidnapping and such
atrocities against her. IF THE SOCIETY CANNOT PROTECT
HALF OF ITS CITIZENS, HOW IT CAN EMPOWER THEM?
Socially the status of women is not really empowered
despite a huge change, as my daughters are happy and
feel safe where they are but the process still has a long
IT SEEMS TO BE THE QUESTION OF DECADE AS THIS
DECADE SAW THE RISE OF MANY WOMEN AND THE
FIGHT FOR EQUALITY SEEMED TO DIM IN THE FACE OF
THE NEW EMPOWERED FEMALE CITIZENS OF OUR
NATION, STATE , FAMILY.
But like a day that has its dawn bright and clear has its
dusk as well, the dawn of the empowered women had a
stronghold that seemed to slacken in the dusk. As the
female populace is still facing barriers in the society in
every sphere and this barrier strengthens its vice like grip
through many forms of violence, atrocities and inequality
Ma p ofesses o ality. Ma p ea hes alues. Ma gi e se o ’s o ha a te . Ma ho o s ou o e folk. Ou
constitution has given equal rights to our women. Man talk of women liberation movement. These are all so
pleasant to talk about. But the reality is something else. Women have been exploited right from the beginning of
the creation. Women have no personal opinion, no voice and no freedom. The role of women in society is
contributed by attitude that men has given women.
In India even in the 21st century, women cannot step out of their house at any given time, assured of her physical
and sexual safety. Everyday women in this society face more problems than man. The fear of violence and
teasi g est i ts a o a ’s a ato y, u tails he o ility a d he a ility to o k a d pa ti ipate i so ial
a ti ities. E e today i I dia, o e a ’t o e at ight i se luded pla es a d e e at dayti e at o ded
places. Hundreds and thousands of incidents of physical / sexual abuse and culturally justified violence happens
every day to women in this country.
Wo e ’s safety is not just about safeguarding her from sexual harassment; it also includes safe spaces, freedom
from poverty and access to all basic amenities, safe public transportation, financial security and autonomy and
safer healthier community.
National Crime Record Bureau statistics show
crimes against women increased by
7.1 percent nationwide since 2010. In 2011,
24,206 incidents were recorded, a rise of 9
percent from the previous year. More than half
of the victims are between 18 and 30 years of
Figures indicate that 10.6 percent of total
victims of rape were girls under 14 years of
age, while 19 percent were teens between the
ages of 14 and 18
A total of 2,28,650 incidents of crimes against
women were reported in the country
during 2011. The north eastern city of Tripura
recorded the highest rate of crimes against
women at 37 percent, compared to the
national crime rate of 18.9 percent.
Kidnapping and abductions are up by 19
percent and trafficking rose by 122 percent in
the same period. Crimes that include the
Indian term "eve-teasing" or harassment and
heckling and sexual innuendoes against
women in public places including streets,
public transport, cinema halls, along with the
rape of minors and women in tribal and
villages often go unreported and unrecorded.
According to records, Madhya Pradesh, a
state with a large population of tribes, has
recorded 3406 rape cases, the highest number
of incidents in the country in 2011.
As we have seen so far that even after the
adoption of government policies , the crime
rate has not yet declined. In fact, its
increasing day by day and its effects are
We as a team come with an idea that one
can definitely help in declining the violence
and crime against women in each and every
Our idea is to organize self defense training
for women as well as girl child regularly at a
larger scale .
It is a simple idea and is an already existing
idea, the only requirement is to explore it.
Today, this cause is a big question in
minds of all people and it is exploiting
women at at greet pace.
This is the cause which requires more
attention and has to be stopped in order
to preserve the future of our country.
The preceding analysis proves our
reasons for the selection of this cause.
Lastly, we as girls are facing these
problems on our daily basis and the
neglection of these issues hampers our
RIGHT TO LIVE.
You have seen it in movies, a girl works through an isolated parking garage . Suddenly an evil looking guy
jumps out from behind and SUV. A girl jabs bad guy in the eyes with her keys- or may be she kicks him in a
certain sensitive place. Either way , while he is squirming ,she leaps into her car and speeds to safety.
That’s the o ies . He e’s the eal life a tio eplay, he the gi l goes to ja o ki k the guy , he k o s
hat’s o i g a d g a s he a ,pulli g he off ala e. E aged y he atte pt to fight a k, he flips
her onto the ground. Now she is in a bad place to defend herself-a d she a ’t u a ay.
Ma y people thi k of self defe se as a ka ate ki k to the g oi o ja i the eyes of a
attacker. But self-defense actually means doing everything possible to avoid fighting
so eo e ho th eate s o atta ks you.
Use your head – One way to avoid a potential
attack before it happens is to trust your
instincts .your intuition, combined with your
common sense , can help get you out of
De-escalating a situation – It means speaking
or acting in a way that can prevent things from
Take a self defense class- A good self defense
class can teach you how to size up a situation
and decide what you should do. Additionally
,it helps in gaining self confidence.
Fi stly , to i ple e t ou idea, the e’s a la ge e ui e e t fo
youngsters to come up to spread the message .
The e’s a eed fo o e to get a a e of thei i e st e gth a d
the capability of handling situations .
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All these measures can only be implemented when few of us come
together and take the first step towards it.
The idea as su h does ’t e ui e a y fu di g . It is a
POCKET FRIENDLY idea at private and public levels.
A MEAGER AMOUNT is required at personal level to
conduct self defense classes and attend them.
This idea does ’t e ui e a y ki d of go e e t
intervention and aid .
THEREFORE, THIS IDEA REJECTS ALL BUISNESS AND
POLITICAL MOTIVES AND HIGHLIGHTS PERSONAL
ATTRIBUTES THAT CAN HELP IN SAVING WOMEN ,
THUS SAVING OUR SOCIETY.
NATIONAL CRIME RECORDS BEAREAU REPORT
Chapters of NCRB
Analysis of violent crime against women.
Research papers on safety and empowerment of women.
NATIONAL CRIME FOR WOMEN PUBLICATION REPORTS AND