Walk To Equality :
Ensuring safety and empowerment of women
Team coordinator : Richa Priyanka
Team members : Utsav Sharma, Abhishek Roy, Debjani Sarkar, Prapti Bhardwaj
College : KIIT University
Picture : Ankur Gupta, KIIT
UNDP reports that India is the second worst country for women in South Asia.
The growing crime rates and the almost static growth is so apparent. The
need of the hour is to change the mindsets of the Indian population and to
help the women realize their rights as an individual in India.
1. Have you ever felt that indiscrimination on the basis of sex has affected your growth as a woman?
2. Have you ever been molested in any way?
3. Do you feel safe in India?
4. Do you know the safety number you should call, when in danger of any kind of harassment for
immediate help (apart of 100)?
5. Do you know about the Sexual Harassment of Women (prohibition, prevention and redressal) Act,
6. Do you know about the law against stalking and voyeurism?
7. Do you know what share you hold in your paternal and ancestral property?
8. Do you feel that your family follows patriarchy?
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P.S. A survey was conducted in the KIIT University's girl's hostel, involving the girls who are currently in second year of engineering to know about
their status and view point on their immediate social background and to check about their awareness of the general laws that
exist for their own security and empowerment. "Y" stands for "yes" while, "N" stands for
"no". The unawareness about their personal rights among girls who can be considered properly educated and have well access to all the
information on a regular basis was shocking. If this is the case of the Urban literate class, what must be for the illiterate rural women. Moreover,
No e of the girls took a o e t to ad it that they do ’t fi d I dia safe for the selves.
Intensifying the safety and empowerment of women by the large
scale spread of INFORMATION
Proper report should be provided to the individuals regarding all the
complaints registered and the action taken as per the legal
• Holding campaigns on a customary basis in rural as well
as the urban India involving all sects and age groups.Campaigns
• Preaching about the laws, the rights and the provisions
that the government has made for all the females.
• Educating them about the little things that play an
important role in survival, like counting, checking time,
rectifying the expiry date on the medicine, etc.
• Spreading the safety number and the contact details of the
people and organization to refer to in case of any help or
Involvement of NGOs, the victims and the women who need an
economical support for the campaigns.
Chief Secretary of
Various groups of
students that are
NGOs, victims and
NGOS, Self help
groups, the victims
and the needy
On the base functioning level, the campaigns and information spreading would be done by groups of women. These may be
the victims, the needy, members of an SHG or an NGO, the unemployed, the literate, the doctors, teachers and nurses and
the students. A group of five would be given the responsibility of educating a group of 50 on a customary basis.
The reports would be directly administered by the District Magistrate in the urban areas and the Panchayat in rural areas.
All the final reports should be re-checked by the Chief Secretary and then submitted finally to the National Commission for
50% of the funds required for the functioning of the campaign,
earned via small projects involving women who want to use their
craft to get an employ
•Posters, Newspapers, Radio and
Television advertisements on a
•Funding the NGOs and economic
support to the victims and the
needy involved in the operation.
•Street dances and plays, organizing
events, initial funding of the small
•Funding the NGOs and SHGs and
economic support to the people
involved in the full time operation.
There are a y o profita le stude t’s group i all olleges here e a i ol e the stude ts a o e 18 years of age i
the campaign. We can start small scale entrepreneurship to generate a large fraction of the project expense.
The government has provisions for supporting various SHGs and NGOs. Corporate Social Responsibility can also be exploited
to generate funds.
INR 1 crore
INR 50 lakh
Ensured growth in the impact survey conducted right after one year
of implementation, considering the same group of people surveyed
before the execution.
•Though the program will take a lot of time to establish a strong and helpful working framework, it
will be very sustainable. With appropriate monitoring mechanisms, we can ensure long life to the
•Once it spreads to the roots, it will spread virally and very effectively. It will touch every single
sector of women, every single age group and class. Both the rural and urban India will be equally
•The spread of information can help in reducing many prejudices and helping the women to know
about the powers given to them by the government. It can make them feel more secure about
themselves and can eradicate the fear to take a step against a crime. The crime rates will reduce
with the increasing number of complaints registered and actions taken.
Safety and Empowerment
By the end of one year of implementation of the scheme, we can conduct a survey on the same wide variety of women we
chose to inquire before the survey for the statistical analysis and know what exact impact is the program putting on the
society. The monitoring mechanism would be made strict for the effective working of the program. Involving the victims, the
needy and the people who are responsible morally for the society like the teachers and doctors will ensure the reduction in
No specific source of fund generation for campaigning through
We cannot possibly make a
completely fool proof system
considering the current
corruption status of the
People may not show much
interest in the adverts and
We have no proper source of
funding for the
implementation of the problem.
It will take time to build up.
It will take a lot of time to
involve a large number of
victims in the program as very
often, they are not willing to
face the world.
• Large scale
media in the
• Helping women
start small scale
p for earning their
Laws concerning women empowerment already
has innumerable provisions, with their
potentials of fool proof implications. Yet due to
societies lack of knowledge about these laws,
women consider these rightful weapons as false
sense of security. With proper knowledge of
these laws crime concerning women is bound to
go down. There are terms that grant women an
entitlement to food, shelter, clothing, education,
safety, employment and an equal status with
respect to men in the society. Spreading
awareness about the power our constitution
provides to women will prove as a stepping
stone towards brighter future for women
You edu ate a
man; you educate a
man. You educate a
ge eratio .
Sources and references::
NCW :: Laws related to women in India.