Tuesday, 17 November 2015

5 PROACTIVE ACTIONS TO FIGHT RAPE CULTURE

5 PROACTIVE ACTIONS GOVERNMENT OF INDIA NEEDS TO TAKE TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF WOMEN

HANGING 6 PEOPLE WON'T CHANGE THE MINDSET OF 1.252 BILLION PEOPLE

SAFETY is a basic human right. According to Article 3 of United Nations- Universal Declaration of human rightsEveryone has the right to life, liberty and security of person- Why the women in India have been deprived of this right?

There are 5 things INDIAN GOVERNMENT needs to do for half of the population of the biggest democracy of this world- INDIA.


1- Rape Crisis Centers: Rape Crisis Centers that provide quick, efficient and much needed medical and psychological support to rape survivors









2- Amendment of Juvenile Justice Law- The custody of juvenile sex offenders has to be waiver by Juvenile Justice System to adult court so a juvenile sex offender can be tried as an adult.









3- Teen Sex Education- India can't leave the sex education of its youth in the hands of television and film media wagon which sings and dances to the tunes,
"Main toh tandoori murgi hun yaar, gataka le saiya alcohol se."
These are the lines of a famous Hindi movie song which broadly means, "Women are like Tandoori chicken to be devoured with pleasure along with alcohol by men"










4- Raising Boys- The root of misogyny and patriarchy is deeply engraved at home in every Indian household where the MOTHER teaches her SON how he is SUPERIOR to his SISTER. The culture of misogyny starts at home. Teach the boys- DON'T RAPE not the girls DON'T GET RAPED





5- Mental Health Awareness- No child is born in this world to become a RAPIST. He takes a long route on his journey to become a rapist. A society that fails to pay attention to children faces a youth that CAN'T BE CONTROLLED.
No Indian wants to hear that s/he comes from a land of 100 rapes a day! 
NOW is the time to take a stand for a better India, a better World. 




Kirtida Gautam is a clinical psychologist and author of Dark and Gritty YA #iAm16iCan. Follow her on Twitter @KirtidaGautam  

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