Eighteen-year-old Omkar used to take out his anger on his younger sister Rutu. Now, his mother Kanta says, he talks to her respectfully and calmly. He also helps much more around the house. Battling for gender equality is like fighting the current of a rushing river, says Christina Furtado, executive director of ECF. In AFE, boys aged 13 to 17 spend 43 weeks studying education curricula designed to teach them about gender-based violence, disrupt gender norms, and make their communities more equitable and safer for women and girls.
Rape Culture and Sexism in Globalising India
Rape Culture and Sexism in Globalising India - Sur - International Journal on Human Rights
Gender inequality in India refers to health, education, economic and political inequalities between men and women in India. Gender inequalities, and their social causes, impact India's sex ratio, women's health over their lifetimes, their educational attainment, and economic conditions. Gender inequality in India is a multifaceted issue that concerns men and women. Some argue that various gender equality indices place men at a disadvantage. However, when India's population is examined as a whole, women are at a disadvantage in several important ways. In India, discriminatory attitudes towards either sex have existed for generations and affect the lives of both sexes. Although the constitution of India grants men and women equal rights, gender disparities remain.
How Benevolent Sexism Pitches Women Against Each Other
In India, growing up as a boy can mean many things. And one of them is privilege. Like passing comments on girls on the streets, being loud or aggressive, or getting into fights. So when my friends would harass girls, I would laugh along and encourage them. Violence against women has been a harsh reality for Indians, especially after the gruesome gangrape of a year-old woman in south Delhi which also led to a rehaul of the justice system to fast-track rape cases , followed by blowing up of MeToo in
A BBC documentary reignited the debate as it — and much of the international debate — was quick to suggest that this violent and misogynistic act was an expression of Indian culture and tradition. Here the author argues that such an explanation is incorrect. This is an inaccurate and distorting lens through which to look at gender violence and misogyny.