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This Independence Day women demand many changes and improvements in the Indian society to make their lives better. Watch the video to know what women have got to say.
This Independence Day women demand many changes and improvements in Indian society to make their lives better. Watch our video to know what women have got to say!
While the nation is busy applauding or critiquing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s last Independence Day speech, before the 2019 elections, we, team Women’s Web present to you ‘What young women of India demand this Independence Day.’
We went around the streets of Bangalore with our camera and mic to hear what women’s demands are and get them to reach far and wide in this country.
With crimes against women up by 34%, the first thing that women wish for is safety. They want to live free and go around without the constant fear of something bad happening to them. They need no men as their bodyguards, instead they want to be safe alone even at midnight.
It’s a big no from them to be judged by others all the time. They feel it’s like always being under a microscope, closely watched every minute for the minutest of details. Also it’s time for stalkers, harassers and assaulters on roads to mind their own business and let women life their lives.
A few others also felt that education is the key. It is highly important for women as it creates greater awareness. She would know what she needs, what to do and how better to handle crisis situations, if she is well read and better aware of the world.
Many such demands have come from women. Now we need to see how people, society and the government are going to fulfill all these demands by the women of India.
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