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Friday, 10 January 2014

India & Her Daughters

With rape cases, dowry deaths, acid attacks and assault incidents against women hogging the headlines everyday in India, safety is among the top concerns for women residing in the country and the tourists.

Today's India offers a lot of opportunities to women, with women having a voice in everyday life, the business world as well as in political life. 

Nevertheless India is still a male dominated society, where women are often seen as subordinate and inferior to men.

Some known and unknown facts about India and the women in India.

Women In India Today:

  • According to the recent researches the current sex ration in India is 933 females per 1000 males.
  • The female literacy rate is 54.16%.
  • According India’s constitution, women are legal citizens of the country and have equal rights with men (Indian Parliament)
But what we get to see in reality
  • According to the National Crime Records Bureau, 24,206 rape cases were reported in India in 2011, but experts agree that the number of unreported cases of sexual assault brings the total much higher.
  • According to Indian National Crime Record Bureau, in 2010, 8391 dowry death cases were reported across India This means a bride was burned every 90 minutes, or dowry issues cause 1.4 deaths per year per 100,000 women in India.
  • Women and Girls in the country are trafficked for sexual exploitation and forced marriages. India is also a destination for Girls Trafficked from Nepal and Bangladesh.

Statistics from National Crime Records Bureau's Crime in India 2012 report plotted on a map of India to highlight which Indian states have the highest rate of crime against women. 

The rate of crime against women means the number of crimes against women per one lakh population of women. The statistics from the 2011 Actual Census (Provisional) women population have been used to calculate the crime rate.(Source : ibnlive)

The below map shows the picuture of crime occurs against women in India.

According to the statistics, Nagaland is the safest state in India for women, while its neighbour Assam is the most unsafe state.

Sikkim & Goa are the second and third safest hubs for women as they have lowest crime rate against women.

The Indian society has undergone a transformation after the much discussed, December 16 gang-rape case.Condemning the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman in the capital of the World's biggest democratic country has come as an eye opener for the nation. Even though women's safety has become a very common and most discussed topic in the last 1 year things have not changed much.

One of the current survey claimed , despite a slew of measures taken by police to ensure safety of women working in night shifts, nearly 73 per cent of them still feel insecure in all major hubs of economic activities across the country.
(Source : Indian Express)

The Times of India report notes, "Delhi Police data reveals that the number of rape cases have doubled from 642 in 2012 to 1,472 up to October, 2013. Molestation cases have increased from 612 in 2012 to 3,182 in 2013 while eve-teasing cases have increased from 125 last year to 850 this year."

Few successful Indian women who have made it big and are well known personalities in the current world,

  • Saina Nehwal, Badminton Player
  • Chitra Ramakrishna, Joint MD, National Stock Exchange
  • Ekta Kapoor, Joint MD, Balaji Telefilms
  • Reshma Shetty, Managing Director, Matrix India Entertainment Consultants
  • Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairman and MD, Biocon
  • Shikha Sharma, CEO, Axis Bank
  • Aishwarya Ray Bachchan, Former Miss World & Indian Film Actress
  • Chanda Kochhar, MD, CEO, ICICI Bank
  • Vinita Bali MD, Britannia Industries
  • Vanitha Narayanan, MD, IBM India
  • Naina Lal Kidwai, President, FICCI & Country Head, HSBC
  • Rakhee Kapoor, Business Manager, Yes Bank
  • Sreya Ghosal,Indian Playback singer
  • Roshni Nadar Malhotra, CEO, HCL Corporation
  • Zahabiya Khorakiwala, MD, Wockhardt Hospitals
  • Kirthiga Reddy, Head, Facebook India
  • Neelam Dhawan, MD, Hewlett Packard India

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