BETI BACHAO, BETI PADHAO

Dr. Urvashi Sahni
President & CEO, Studyhall Educational Foundation, Lucknow
& Non-resident Fellow,The Brookings Institution, DC, USA

Before July 17th 2014 a 6 year old girl was raped in an upscale private school in Bangalore and a young woman was raped and murdered brutally in Lucknow, her mutilated body found in an upper primary school campus. The horrific sexual assault of Nirbhaya in Dec 2012 and the more recent twin rapes and murder by hanging of two teen girls in Badaun ( also in UP) still haunt us. These cases of sexual violence against women and girls are now almost daily instances of a deeper malaise that ails us. The incidence of sexual abuse faced by children in India is not a secret. There have been several studies that have alerted us to the problem. A study conducted by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, with the help of Unicef, Save the Children and a Delhi based NGO Prayas in 2007 reported that two out of three children face physical abuse, and 53.2% children face sexual abuse in some form and 21.9% being abused severely. 50% of the abusers were people known to the children and were people in a position of trust and responsibility. It also found that children in institutional care reported the highest incidence of sexual abuse and assault. According to the Asian Centre for Human Rights, number of reported child rapes had gone up from 2,113 in 2001 to 7,112 in 2011. The issue of incestuous sexual abuse still remains shrouded in silence due to misplaced perceptions of ‘honour’ and fear. The extent to which it prevails still lies unmapped. The supreme court recently refused to recognise marital ‘rape’ as a criminal offence! Consider that India is home to 1/3rd of the 10 million child brides in the world! When girls are married off (read, physically, economically and sexually bonded) at 14 yrs, 15 yrs and lower, with no say in the matter, to strangers they have never seen, with no negotiating power, no rights of refusal or choice in their sexual relations with their husbands, is that not akin to rape? According to UNPF, more than 2/3rd married women between 15 and 49 years have been beaten and forced to provide sex. The law protecting children from sex abuse was enacted as recently as 2012 and the one recognising domestic violence as a criminal offence in 2005!
Women and Girls are unsafe at home, at school and on the streets. In a country where girls are largely unwanted, evidenced by the large rates of female foeticide and seen as a liability, evidenced by the high rates of child marriage and trafficking of girls, where education for girls receives scant importance -3.78 million girls are still out of school, unsafe schools will be a further deterrent for parents to send their girls to school. Physically schools are not safe. According to the Census of 2011, 53% households and 11 % schools had no toilets. This is a safety hazard to girls and women as girls have no choice but to relieve themselves in unsafe public spots.

What is the Government doing to address this problem? The current Govt has made some moves in this direction by announcing a Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign. Coupling girls safety and their education is a very insightful and intelligent move, provided there is a deeper realisation of what this entails. The interim budget has allocated Rs.100 crores for this campaign, Rs. 50 crores for Safety for women in public transport, Rs.150 crores for safety for women in large cities and Rs.3600 crores for drinking water schemes and for public toilets. Though the intentions are laudable, it has been pointed out by some that while Rs.100 crores have been allocated to womens safety, Rs. 200 crores have been allocated to the construction of a statue! The comparative value assigned to each speaks volumes of the actual importance given to girls and women by the Government.! The statements issued in response to the rapes by Chief Ministers in UP and Karnataka both are also revealing of a general attitude of apathy and impatient annoyance! Almost a feeling of – we have so many more important issues to deal with, why are we focussing so much on this?

While girls education has received some attention as a result of global advocacy and focus, a wider view of education is needed, to include the physical, social and political circumstances in which girls live their lives. Girls lives are in peril!

Several steps need to be taken in order to give concrete shape to the Save daughters Educate daughters campaign. But educators have an important role to play.

Education must include gender studies in the core curriculum of schools so that gendered mindsets which are the root cause of the problem, are critically examined, deconstructed and replaced by more equitable ones. The Government’s recommendation to include a chapter for gender mainstreaming in the curriculum is a welcome move, but more is needed. There should be a whole course devoted to gender studies. Sex Education with a focus on gender power relations, sexual and reproductive rights of women and a more respectful and egalitarian definition of womanhood and manhood should be discussed in schools. We must all learn to value girls and women more! Boys must learn to value and respect women and girls, take responsibility for the increasing violence against girls and learn to respect girls’ right to their own bodies. Girls must be empowered by their education to speak up when they are abused, learn to protest and to protect themselves, to demand their right to bodily integrity and respect at home and outside. Parent communities must be addressed by educators so that they learn to value their daughters for more than the sexual, domestic and reproductive labour they can provide

Civil society must keep up the pressure on the Government so that crimes against girls and women are taken seriously by the police, the judiciary and the administration and stern, expeditious action taken when girls are violated anywhere – at home, in school, on the streets.

Immediate action must be taken to provide the infrastructure required to ensure the safety of girls and women on the streets, in schools and other institutions – toilets in schools, more and better policing, inclusion of more female staff in the police force, as teachers, bus drivers and conductors. There is a flurry of activity by schools and parents to ensure safety for girls on their way to and from school and in school, which is a good sign, but it is not enough! Now is the time to help women and girls realise their absolute right to live life as equal, autonomous persons worthy of respect and to do all that it takes to make this a reality.

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- Randolph Young

International Women’s Day around the World and in India: Progress and Strategies for Action

Dr. Urvashi Sahni
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Co-Authored by
Xanthe Ackerman

International Women’s Day, March 8th, is here again, and it is time to take stock of women’s lives in the world today.  Great progress has been made in education and for women more broadly. Still, so much work remains to ensure that women are empowered, educated, safe, healthy and free to be fully participating members of equal societies.  In India, the recent groundswell of support for women and girls speaks to the potential to overturn harmful gender norms.  We need approaches, such as self-organizing and campaigning for women’s rights, gender-sensitive education, and including men in the fight for equality, that go beyond business as usual.  At the global level, it is critical that the next set of development goals hold actors to better account for progress for women and girls.

 

In many countries, the situation for women is improving at the highest levels of leadership and among the poor, even if slowly.  There are now 17 female heads of state around the world—almost twice as many as in 1990.  According to UNESCO’s Global Monitoring Report, the number of countries where girls face severe gender disparity – defined as having less than nine girls in primary school for every ten boys – has dropped from 33 countries in 1999 to 17 in 2010.  Gender parity at the secondary level has improved and, when girls make it to the secondary level in most countries, their retention and progression is the same or better than boys.  More women are receiving antenatal care and skilled assistance during delivery—one of the most critical times in the prevention of maternal mortality.

 

While the international community welcomes and celebrates the gains for women and girls, much more needs to be done to ensure women and girl’s equality, and to meet the goals set out by the first set of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  Women are still largely unsafe, unwanted and unequal in the developing world.  There are 4 million missing women and girls each year in developing countries.  They are killed in the womb, soon after birth or during their child-bearing years.  Most countries will miss the Education For All goal of a 50 percent improvement in adult literacy—a challenge that disproportionately affects women, who make up about two-thirds of the 775 million adults who cannot read.  In addition to addressing lagging progress in female mortality reduction and access to education and economic opportunity, the World Development Report 2012 calls for renewed efforts to increase women’s voice and agency in the home and society, and to limit the reproduction of gender inequality across generations. Gender-based violence also continues to plague women around the world.  According to CARE’s Women and Empowerment report, at least one in three females has been physically or sexually abused, often repeatedly and by a relative or acquaintance.  Violence rivals cancer as a cause of morbidity and mortality for women of child-bearing age.

 

In India, the case for renewed commitment to women and girls is clear.  The government has made significant efforts to improve conditions for women and girls, including creating a large-scale girls’ education program that provides schools and support for girls in rural areas and has already helped to narrow the gender gap.  Still, much remains to be done by the government and all other stakeholders.  The child mortality rate in India is the highest in the world and some estimate that in India 1 million girls are killed in the womb each year, and.  In terms of education, gender overlaps with other causes of marginalization, including poverty, location (rural vs. urban) and social factors, such caste and tribe to worsen access and outcomes.  For instance, according to the World Inequality Database on Education, in 2005, 31 percent of women age 17-22 years had less than four years of school, compared to 16 percent of men.  Among the poor in the poorer regions of India, the numbers were as high as 91 percent of women compared to 55 percent of men.

 

Of all the challenges that women and girls face, to some, having no voice is among the most intolerable.  Heroines the world over who struggle to be free and to make their voices heard, even when confronting lethal consequences.  Malala was shot because she voiced the right to education for women in Pakistan, and Nirbhaya in India was brutally raped and murdered because she expressed her right to travel freely.  For any known story, there are millions of lesser known cases such as Khusboo.  This young woman in Uttar Pradesh, India received an education—a gender-based education that made empowerment the central goal—and she thereby found the courage to voice her right to complete high school.  She resisted her father’s attempt to marry her off at 16 and for that she was beaten mercilessly and cast out of his house.  To share her story and her voice, she recently made an award-winning autobiographical video that showed the abuse she faced and the triumph of holding up the diploma she earned.

On International Women’s Day, let us celebrate women’s triumphs, but let us also consider what more can be done to confront the reality that so many women face.  The following are strategies that show promise in India and can be replicated and scaled.

Strategy #1: Self-Organize and Challenge the Status Quo 

Advocacy campaigns that demand gender equality, examine gender norms and address the inconsistency of patriarchal structures in democratic societies are critical and can be highly effective.  On February 14, 2013, Valentine’s Day, millions of women and many men rose up against gender-based violence across the globe.  In India, thousands of people of all ages and gender took to the streets with banners, slogans, songs, street plays and dances, celebrating women and supporting their right to control their lives, their right to a safe world, their right to a voice.  The India’s Daughters Campaign represents a civil society effort along these lines and has used mobile technology to engage and organize youth in the most rural areas, including the students at 28 girls’ schools.

Campaigning as a part of the ongoing public outcry following the rape and death of Nirbhaya has resulted in the constitution of a high-level committee to review laws related to sexual crimes.  The committee produced The Justice Verma report in record-breaking time.  The report makes several recommendations to the government including judicial, political, police and military reforms.  The committee also recommended that the Parliament promulgate a special bill of rights for women to ensure a life of safety and dignity, including in marriage.  For the first time there is mention of “sexual autonomy” for women, and there is some recognition of marital rape as a crime.  Severe punishments for rape and for all sexual offences are recommended, including stalking and sexual harassment in the work place.  The committee writes that all marriages should be registered, which will make it possible to identify and prevent child marriages, which are widely prevalent in India.  In addition, police should be subject to punitive action for not registering cases of rape and other sexual crimes.  Jody Williams, civil rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner for her work on the Campaign to Ban Landmines, states “impunity” as the single biggest reason that violence against women continues to exist in such large numbers.  Accordingly, the Justice Verma Report tries to make the law more responsive.

People in India are demanding that the issue of women’s safety be taken seriously by the government, and the state has, in this instance, responded.  Their actions pave the way for further progress.  For instance, a recent budget declaration allocates 200 million USD for the “safety of women” and civil society organizations are now organizing to understand how the Ministry of Women and Children will spend this money. The fact that the elections are only a year away could be a factor in government’s responsiveness to civil society demands.  Even so, women are being taken seriously as a political constituency to be recognized and considered.

The movement that led to the Justice Verma Report has been hugely successful, but there is more work to be done.  Advocacy efforts should focus not only on these issues and judicial responses, but also the administrative environment and ability for crimes to be redressed quickly. The Indian government passed an ordinance recognizing 90 percent of the recommendations, but left out two important ones.  Marital rape has still been denied legal recognition, leaving women unsafe in the domestic space, and the armed forces have been left out of the punitive net.  Both are grave omissions, and women’s organizations are contesting them strongly.

Strategy #2: Include Gender Education in the Curriculum

Since critical dialogues can lead to real change in society with positive outcomes for women and men, we must note that the education system can support these dialogues by introducing gender education in the curriculum to sensitize and empower both girls and boys.  What is most significant in the recent events in India is that we have seen that girls and women (at least in urban areas) are finding their “voice” and are raising it.  Critical dialogues and discussions around gender are taking place all over, in the media, universities, government, policymaking halls of power, schools, cafes, homes, and on the streets.  Gender has become, at least for the now, an important issue.  This transformation can and should happen in every school for every girl and boy.  Even now, policymakers and civil society are considering the convening of a national-level working group in India to examine how education can promote positive gender norms.

Indeed, gender norms should receive special official focus in education systems, curricula and teacher training.  Students must know the laws and recognize that women are entitled to an equal voice in the home and in society.  Education helps girls and women develop their voice and the capacity to aspire to equality, based on the recognition of themselves as equal persons.  We must include gender education in our core curriculum along with or as part of human rights education.  This inclusion will help reduce one more gender gap—that of limiting the reproduction of inequality across generations—by enabling both boys and girls to examine gendered construction of identities and social norms, the underlying structures that perpetuate inequality and how to unlearn negative and harmful ideas about gender.

In order for gender education to be included in national curricula, it is necessary for ministries of education to approve and initiate a process whereby academics, gender experts, practitioners and educationists can work collaboratively to develop a graded curriculum for gender education, along with related teacher training courses.  Schools provide an opportunity for intellectual discussions about gender roles, responsibilities and resulting power relations, which could help students gain a clearer perspective about what “equality” means in democratic societies.  Making gender education a curricular subject will make the issue “official” and legitimate and create a generation of more egalitarian gender norms.  A concerted effort is required by the international education and development community to influence policy at the country level in this direction.

Strategy #3: Include Men in the Conversation

If there is anything to rejoice and feel hopeful about for women on International Women’s Day, it is the support by men for the movement to better ensure women’s safety and opportunity in India.  Men’s participation is something that all of us, men and women everywhere, should tenaciously hold on to in the fight for gender equality.  We need male champions in every sphere: national politics, business, civil society, in homes and in schools.  We all stand to gain from a society where everyone has a voice. Boys are open and willing to think about the issue seriously: The protests in India were led equally by young men and women.

The inclusion of boys and men in the struggle for gender equality is critical, and women and girls need them as allies.  Women’s education, health, and safety are not “women’s problems” to be dealt with for and by women alone.  Boys must be engaged in serious discussions about the social construction of masculinity and feminity in their contexts with the resulting implications for gender equality.

Strategy #4: Ensure the Next Set of Global Goals Focus on Gender Equality

At the global level, we must all work to ensure that gender continues to play a prominent role in the next set of global development goals.  Whether gender is a cross-cutting issue that runs through all goals, or whether there are one or more goals that deal specifically with gender, the commitment to measuring progress for women and girls and funding policies and programs that improve conditions for women is critical and must be increased.  Goals, metrics and policies should recognize that progress for girls and women over all often masks the lack of progress for large swaths of the female population.  Even when average conditions for women and girls are improving, the situation for those affected by multiple forms of disadvantage, such as extreme poverty, remote location, conflict, disability, domestic abuse, negative gender norms, often remain unchanged.

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हम भारत की बेटियाँ वर्तमान परिवेश में हमारा आत्म सम्मान और सुरक्षा पर एक नजर

मुघराबाद शाहपुर

हम सभी लड़कियां आज- कल के परिवेश में बिलकुल असुरक्षित महसूस करती है हम सब लड़कियां जब भी किसी ऐसी जगह से गुजरते है जहाँ दो चार लड़के हो तो डरते है कि कही हमारे साथ भी “दिल्ली गैग रेप केस” जैसा कोई हदसा न हो जाये | हमारे लिए एक नया कानून बनना चाहिए जो खास लड़कियों के लिए हो |
जुर्म के लिए कोई शक्ति से भरी सजा हो तो और अगर आम जनता पहले ही ऐसे जुर्म के खिलाफ आवाज उठती हो शायद ऐसा जुर्म कभी नहीं होता ।
लड़कियां लड़को से किसी भी क्षेत्र में पीछे नही है । तो फिर क्यों लड़कियों के चलने, खाने, बात करने कपड़े और पढाई लिखाई पर सवाल उठाया जाता है क्या हमें इस दुनिया में गर्व के साथ रहने का अधिकार नही है तो फिर लड़कियों पर सवाल क्यों, लड़को पर नही । लड़कियों को अपने आत्म सम्मान की और अपनी सुरक्षा के लिए अपने बैग में मिर्ची का पाउडर या और कुछ ऐसा भी जो उनके काम आ सके | अगर वो किसी ऐसी जगह पर फस जाए तो इसका इस्तेमाल करे ।
जहाँ भी जाये अपने घर में बता कर उनकी सहमती से ही जाए और कभी किसी भी तरह के लालच में न आए ।

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सुधार की आव्यशकता

सोनभद्र – चतरा

हत्या और लिंग परिक्षण पर तुरन्त रोक लगनी चाहिए।
जो भी कानून इस सन्दर्भ में है उनका कड़ाई से पालन होना चाहिए अन्यथा इन कानूनो का कोई मतलब नहि।
पुरषों को को किसी भी औरत को बुरी नज़र से नहीं देखना चाहिए और ये याद रखना चाहिए की वह भी किसी की माँ, बहन एवं बेटी हैं।

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दहेज़ प्रथा के कारण असम्मान

लालगंज -गिरिज्य

बेटियों को दहेज़ प्रथा के कारण सम्मान नहि मिलता हैं । दूसरा कारण लोगो की धारणा है की लडकियाँ कमजोर होती है ।
हमे कड़े से कड़े कानून बनाने चाहिए और कुप्रथा को समाप्त करना चाहिए ।
व्यवसायिक शिक्षा का कोर्स कराने चाहिए
गाँव में तथा जिलो में नौकरियाँ दी जाये
लोगों को जागरूक करना होगा और
लड़कियों के खाने पीने पर ध्यान देना चाहिए ।

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मेरे भगवान बताओ

घोरवल -सोनभद्र

अगर कोई मेरे साथ छेड़खानी व अपमान जनक इशारा करता है या अशोभनीय शब्दों का प्रयोग करता है तो हम उसका विरोध करेगें । उस समय अगर मेरे पास कोई वस्तु जैसे बाल्टी, चप्पल, मिट्टी, ब्लेड उससे उसका मुकाबला करेगें । उसके कोमल अंगो पर प्रहार करेगें । आस पास जो लोग रहेगें उन्हें भी बताएगें । उसके बाद लोगो की मदद से पुलिस में रिपोर्ट करेगें और साथ में रहने वाले लोगो की सहायता लेंगे । यदि सुनसान जगह हो तो शोर मचाकर भागने का प्रयत्न करेगें और अपने माता पिता को बताएगें ।
छेड़खानी के विरुद्ध कठोर कानून बनाने की मांग करते है । लोगो को एहसास कराने का प्रयास करेगें की सब की माँ बहन भी है

लड़की का है मान जगत में ।
मेरे भगवान बताओ
क्या लड़की इन्सान नही ।
लड़का हो पैदा जब घर में
खुशियाँ खूब मनाते है ।
महिलाए वो हर मंगल गाती
गोले दागे जाते है ।
जब वही जन्म लड़की होते हैं ।
उसका होतो क्यों सम्मान नही ।
लड़की ही थी इंद्रा गाँधी
जिसने जग में नाम किया
लड़की ही थी झाँसी की रानी
रण में जाके संग्राम किया
आज उसी लड़की का होता क्यों सम्मान नही ।
मेरे भगवान बता दो क्या लड़की इंसान नही ।

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शोषित

संगीता और रानी

कक्षा – 7
स्कूल- के.जी.बी.वी जौनपुर

चुकिं भारत एक कृषि प्रधान देश होने के साथ साथ एक पुरुष प्रधान देश भी है । अर्थात भारत में बेटी शब्द ही असुरक्षित अनचाही और असमाजिकता का प्रतीक माना जाता हैं ।
सबसे पहले तो यह जानना बहुत आवश्यक है कि बेटियाँ अनचाही क्यों है । अर्थात जो माँ स्वयं किसी की बेटी किसी की बहन और किसी की पत्नी है वह स्वयं अपनी ही बेटी को जन्म नहीं देना चाहती हैं । इस प्रकार इस दुनिया में आने से पहले ही बेटियाँ अनचाहे और सौतेलेपन का शिकार हो जाती हैं । परन्तु यदि गलती से बेटियों का जन्म भी हो जाता है तो वह इस शाषित समाज में असुरक्षा की भावना से ग्रसित रहती है ।
इसका जीता जागता उदारहण है दिल्ली गैगरेप शिकार हुई । उस दामिनी का जिसको समाज ने बेटी होने का दंड भोगना पड़ा । अतः इस पुरुष प्रधान समाज में पुरुषों की मलीन मानसिकता और दुविचार तुक्ष भावनाएँ और शारीरिक बलिष्टता तथा बेरोजगारी और अशिक्षा के कारण ही समाज में बेटियाँ असुरक्षित है ।
आज के इस पढ़े लिखे सभ्य समाज की अशिक्षित तुक्ष भावनाएँ ही बेटियों के विकास में बंधक बनी हुई हैं । इस समाज का बहय आडम्बर हो आकर्षक और उत्कृष्ठ है परन्तु आंतरिक रूप से यह विचारहीन और खोकला है ।
सदियों से यह समाज बेटियों से दुर्व्यहवार और दुर्विचार का प्रतीक रहा है । जिससे नारी का रूप दुर्गा, काली, शक्तिशाली तथा समाजिक न होकर अबला शोषित शक्तिहीन और असमाजिक हो जाता है
आज के समाज में महिलाओं को सबला का नाम दिया गया है परन्तु यह भावना विलुप्त हो चुकि है कि नारी तुम केवल श्रध्दा हो विश्वास रजत नग पग तल में पीयूष स्त्रोत सी बहा करो जीवन के सुंदर समतल में ।
बेटी का जन्म हुआ तो मातम का दिन आया रे ।
घर संसार दुखी हुआ इससे, घोर अँधेरा छाया रे ।
पर ईश्वर की प्यारी बेटी
दुनिया की नही प्यारी रे
उसके बिना कोई बात नही बनती
पर दुनिया से हारी रे
बियाह हुआ ससुराल गई जब
तोड़ दे बंधन सारे
कुछ ही दिन के बाद खबर मिली
उसको दिया जलाया रे
बेटी का जन्म हुआ तो
मातम का दिन आया रे ।

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 के.जी.बी.वी  धरमपुर जौनपुर

प्राचीन भारत में जहाँ नारियों को देवी का स्थान प्राप्त था वही भारत में 90% लोग बेटियां नही चाहते है । उनका कारण सिर्फ शिक्षा ही नही बस हमारे समाज में लडकियों को लेकर सुरक्षा भी शामिल हैं । यदि माँ अपनी बेटी को पैदा करना चाहती है तो परिवार के दबाव से वह ऐसा नही कर पाती है और उसकी गर्भ में ही हत्या कर दी जाती है परिवार और समाज में बेटियों को वह स्थान नही प्राप्त है जो बेटो को दिया जाता है आज भी लगभग सभी परिवारो में बेटे और बेटी में असमानता बनी हुई है ।

दिल्ली गैग रेप घटना ने लड़कियों की सुरक्षा में एक सवाल उठा दिया गया है। आए दिन गाँव से लेकर बड़े शहरो में बच्चियों की सुरक्षा कही नही हो पा रही है । घर परिवार से लेकर सभी स्थानों पर महिलाओं की यही दशा है यदि लड़किया अपने घर में ही सुरक्षित नही है तो बाहर की कौन जिम्मेदारी लेगा।

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कड़े कानून बनाना  चाहिए जिससे उन्हें तुरंत सजा मिले ।
सजा ऐसी हो की आगे लोगो को सबक मिले ।
लड़कियों को मानसिक रूप से सक्षम  बनाया जाए । कि वे हर  परिस्थिति के लिए तैयार रहें।
लड़कियों को जुडो, कराटे व बॉक्सिंग भी सिखाया जाए । साथ ही साथ हम माताओं को अपने बेटों को  संवेदनशील बनाएं तभी हमारा देश के लोगों में सुधर आयेगा |

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कस्तूरबा गाँधी विद्यालय

हमे आत्मनिर्भर और अपने आप पर विश्वास होना चाहिए । अभी तक घरेलू हिंसा के कारण भारत की बेटियाँ घर से बाहर निकलने में असमर्थ थी। लेकिन अब ऐसा नहीं है हम भारत की बेटियां स्वतंत्र रूप से पढ़ – लिख कर अपने पैरो पर खड़ा होना चाहती है, लेकिन अपने पैरो पर खड़े होने के लिए, हम लड़कियों को बाहर आना जाना, मतलब सड़क पर चलना पड़ता है। लड़कियों को सड़क पर चलते हुए, लड़के बोलियाँ बोलते है, लेकिन हम लड़कियों को नजर अंदाज कर देना चाहिए, अगर लड़के छेड़खानी करते है तो हम लड़कियों को मुहतोड़ जवाब देना चाहिए और डटकर सामना करना चाहिए। सबसे जरुरी बात है कि अगर लड़की का पीछा लड़का करता है तो उसे कभी भी सूनसान जगह पर नही रुकना चाहिए जहाँ पर अधिक से अधिक लोग हों वहाँ पर जाकर सभी लोगों को बता देना चाहिए और सबसे बड़ी बात है कि लड़कियों को अपने आप पर काबू रखना चाहिए क्योंकि हर माँ- बाप की यह सोच होती है कि उनकी बेटियाँ बड़ी होकर एक होनहार लड़की बनेगी। मेरी यह विनती है कि प्रार्थना हैं कि मेरे भाईयों किसी दूसरे कि बहन बेटियों को छेड़ते वक्त, अपनी बहन बेटियों को जरुर याद करें। हम लड़कियों को रात को ज्यादा देर तक घर से बाहर नही रहना चाहिए और तभी हम लड़कियां सेफ रह पाएँगी ऐसे केस न हो इसके लिए सक्त से सक्त कानून बनाना चाहिए । दिल्ली गैग रेप हुआ उसके बाद ये बहुत आवश्यक हो गया है कि हम लड़कियों को अपनी सेफ्टी के लिए कुछ ऐसा लेकर चलना चाहिए जिसे लड़कियां अपनी सुरक्षा कर सके ।

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