This is one of the most important matter we discuss in many platforms like Television ,News, and various social media platforms about Women Safety , Women Empowerment , Women rights ,Women Discrimination , Violence against women  Beti Bachao Beti Padhao , Feminism etc .But the question is Are we really trying hard to improve the conditions of women or we are only making discussion about it.

In India, 29% of women have experienced sexual harassment or advances in public. According to a study by the community social media platform LocalCircles conducted on the occasion of International Women’s Day  more than 75% of these did not even call the police.

According to the survey’s findings, the most common places where Indian women are subjected to molestation or sexual advances include trains, stations, public places, and streets.

The total number of rape cases registered in India in 2021 has been released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). The results show that Kolkata recorded 11 rape crimes in 2021, whereas Delhi reported 1,226 rape cases, making up the largest percentage of all rape cases in the nation. Mumbai comes in second after Delhi with 364 IPC section 376 rape crimes, followed by Jaipur with 502 instances.

The data indicates that, after Kolkata, Patna and Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, each with 12 rape incidences, were at the bottom of the list.According to NCRB data, Hyderabad recorded 116 cases, Nagpur in Maharashtra reported 115 cases, Bengaluru reported 117 cases, and Indore in Madhya Pradesh reported 165 cases.

According to NCRB data, 3,208 rape cases in all were registered in 2021 in India’s 19 metropolises. Additionally, it stated that Kolkata was one of the cities with no incidences of attempted rape. In 2019, there were 14 reported rape cases in Kolkata; by 2021, there were only 11.

These are the recent cases happened in 2023

  • Teen returning from birthday party abducted, raped in Bhopal
  • Woman files rape case against cop
  • Man rapes 26-yr-old on pretext of recovering debt
  • In Uttar Pradesh, woman raped in abandoned house, her 2 minor kids plead for mercy outside
  • Rajasthan Congress MLA’s son held for Dausa hotel gang rape
  • Hotel staffer arrested for rape of guest on New Year eve in Ghaziabad
  • 18-year-old raped, forced to drink poison in Uttar Pradesh’s Pilibhit; 6 booked
  • Woman gang-raped in cab on Yamuna Expressway in Agra
  • Delhi HC grants protection to Unnao rape survivor in forgery FIR
  • 16-year-old raped by neighbour in Bhopal’s Jehangirabad
  • Man gets life term for raping minor
  • 60-year-old bed-ridden woman raped in Nashik; accused held
  • Upset with mother, teen leaves home, gangraped in Ghaziabad

Although it takes only four words to speak, it’s difficult to convey the intense suffering  experienced by women . victim of rape.

Living as a woman in India is particularly difficult. because a girl is raped in India every 20 minutes. And if we consider the current situation, women are not safe in India even in the twenty-first century. 

Women demonstrated their talents in a variety of positions, from taxi drivers to CEOs of large organizations. Women need to get over the notion that they are powerless outside the home. They have to acknowledge that she also walked on the moon.

The first Indian woman to set foot on the moon, Kalpana Chawala, has gained not only the admiration of women all around the world but also of all males who aspire to be astronauts. She is now a source of inspiration for people everywhere.Sindhutai Sapkal ( Padma Shri 2021) – Raising Orphaned Children,Tulsi Godwa ( Padma Shri 2021) – Encyclopaedia of Forest ,Avani Chaturvedi – First Indian Woman to fly a solo fighter aircraft (MiG-21 Bison),Mary Kom – First woman from the country to win a medal in boxing at the Olympics.PV Sindhu – First Indian woman to claim two Olympic medals (Bronze- Tokyo 2020) and (Silver- Rio 2016).Indian Women’s Cricket Team – Finalist, Commonwealth Games 2022, Gita Gopinath – First Woman Chief Economist at the IMF (International Monetary Fund),Tessy Thomas – Missile Woman of India (Agni-V missile project),Shakuntala Devi – Guinness World Record for Fastest Human Computation.Shanan Dhaka – AIR 1 National Defence Academy Entrance Examination (1st Women’s Batch of NDA)

What Should be the Way Forward?

  • Better Education Possibilities: Educating women also educates the rest of the family.
  •  Skills and Micro Finance: Women who have financial stability thanks to skills and micro financing are no longer dependent on others in the community.
  • The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, was passed to protect female employees’ right to equality in position and opportunity and to create safe work environments for women.
  • Specific Measures at the Lowest Level of Governance: In order to increase inclusivity in governance and enhance the position of women in India, it is necessary to design, support, and promote programmes at the lowest level of government.
  • Enhancing Basic Amenities in Rural Areas: Improving basic infrastructure can lighten the load on domestic labor.
  • Women should be redefined as architects of India’s growth and development rather than as passive recipients of the benefits of development, moving from women’s development to women led development.

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