WALK TO EQUALITY
Aryan Raj (Team Coordinator)
Ensuring safety and empowerment of women
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Crime Against Women during 2007-11
Dowry Prohibition & Death
Today the prettiest creation of the creator is nothing more than a centre for a
bunch of Crimes and Discriminations
Female feticide is a curse to Indian
Discrimination in children on the basis of their
sex is common even in educated societies.
Women are not provided proper education
facilities and are abstained from schools.
Women are tortured upon the “PARDA”
Women get paid low compared to men for
the same Job mainly in private sectors.
A widow is considered as a taboo in Indian
Crime Against Women % Distribution in 2011
Domestic Violence(43.4 %)
Dowry Prohibition Act(2.9 %)
Immoral Traffic Act(1.1%)
Kidnapping & Abduction(15.6%)
Lack of awareness
Loopholes in administration
Casual reaction of Bureaucrats and Democrats
Ill mentality of people
Instead of expecting everything from the government, we should take stand
individually against the issue, as Mahatma Gandhi has said – “Be the change
you wish to see in the world”.
SAFETY AND EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN CAN BE ENSURED AT 3 STAGES
Ensuring Proper Education and Self Defence Training
Empowerment and Employment Opportunities to Women
Making strict amendments in laws and judicial system for
Crime Against Women
ENSURING PROPER EDUCATION AND SELF DEFENCE TRAINING
• Education should be made compulsory for every girl mainly at primary level.
• Separate recruitments (supervisors) should be done just to ensure that every
eligible girl is coming to school.
• Quality staff should be hired in schools in order to ensure quality education.
•Self defense training should be given to every girl accompanied with awareness
•A higher level of vigilance should be made which will watch over the process of
recruitments of staff and working of the whole system.
Self Defense Training
ADVANTAGE OVER EXISTING SYSTEM
There is no supervision on the fraction of girls attending the school to the total number.
Due to lack of an active vigilance the recruitment of teaching staff involves corruption
resulting a very poor quality of education.
Only a very small fraction of the schools have self training facilities and it is yet to be
Number Of Districts in India = 671
Number of Vigilance Officers = 671
Number of Vigilance Staff = 6710
Number of Supervisors = 638596
671*4.80 = 3220.8
3355*1.44 = 4831.2
INR 1000.0968 cr
Government funding is the only way to meet the fund needs for this system.
Government have been spending way more on similar schemes.(Only the Sarva
Shiksha Abhiyan received Rs. 25,555 cr allocation.)
EMPOWERMENT AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES TO WOMEN
• Government owned Women Employment Centers in remote
areas with training facilities will create skilled women
• Awareness camps for skilled women to share their talent to
unskilled and uneducated women will create women
workforce without any expense.
• Encouragement to household industries and handicrafts
industries as they possess employment opportunities for
•Equal opportunities to all the women.
•An all round empowerment of women is the most crucial concern for the Walk To Equality
i.e. Economic Empowerment , Educational Empowerment and Political Empowerment .
•Compulsory monthly awareness camps introducing the rights of women will probably be a
big step towards empowerment of women.
• Skilled women will volunteer to teach their skills to women
in Women Employment Centers in their free time.
• Handicrafts industries and household industries are loosing
their identity because of a very narrow market.
• Government must modify the current export policies and it
should encourage more production from household and
handicrafts industries by creating a wider market.
• Weekly women meetings in villages making them aware of
their rights will be a big step towards empowerment of
women in remote areas.
• Women employment schemes do exist in India but women
can not get any benefit because of lack of skill.
• Government has been neglecting household and handicrafts
industries and is instead more interested in promoting
industrial production goods , minerals etc.
• There is no active scheme being run by the government
which aims on making illiterate women aware of their rights.
MAKING STRICT AMENDMENTS AND LAWS AND JUDICIAL SYSTEM
FOR CRIME AGAINST WOMEN
•Punishment for rapist should be from 7 years imprisonment to death varying
•Highest punishment for acid throwing should be 20 years.
•Registering women complains must be made easier.
•Marriage registration must be made compulsory.
•The government needs to take a stand and make the suggested amendments
for the punishment of different crimes.
•All the complains of Crime Against Women should be handled by female police.
•Every district must have an active marriage registration department to ensure
registration of every marriage.
•Maximum sentence for rape is 7 to 20 years and no death penalty.
•Highest punishment for acid throwing is 7 years.
•Women face a lot of problems while registering complains in police stations.
•There is a department named Marriage Registration Bureau but it is almost
1. Education at primary level will teach
the importance of education to girls.
2. Self defense training will make women
capable to protect themselves.
3. Women Employment Centers will
produce skilled women.
4. Market widening of household and
handicraft industries will create
employment for illiterate women.
5. Women awareness meetings to make
women aware of their rights will help in
6. Amendments in punishment for
Crimes Against Women will effectively
decrease the number of crimes falling in
7. Female police will be more
understanding towards the complaints of
Crimes Against Women hence reporting
complains will be more easier for women.
8. An active marriage registration
department will decrease crimes involved
IMPACT OF THE
Corruption in the recruitment of staff and distribution of fund.
Improper execution of the schemes started and funded by the government.
Selfish politics is a hurdle to the suggested amendments.
People disobey the rules and restrictions by the government.
Casual behavior of people towards getting their marriage registered.
Ill mentality of people is among the biggest challenges.
A well designed process for recruitment of staff and direct transfer of fund to the
corresponding person or department.
Monthly monitoring of the activities involved in the schemes and submission
of the reports to the higher authorities.
Active participation of the administration in establishing law and order.
Marriage certificate should be made a compulsory document in every official work
related to anyone of the couple after marriage.
Awareness campaigns and media advertisements can be helpful to improve the
Mentality of people.