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Change is possible…! BUT is Change happening? Discrimination and violence against women and girls must stop….! Common Call by Dr. Balasandilyan, Thought Leader and CEO of www.visionunlimited.in M-9840027810. e: [email protected]

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Change is possible…! BUT is Change happening?. Discrimination and violence against women and girls must stop….! Common Call by Dr. Balasandilyan, Thought Leader and CEO of www.visionunlimited.in M-9840027810. e: [email protected]. It is a shame…stunning. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Change is possible…! BUT is Change happening?

Discrimination and violence against women and girls must stop….!Common Call by Dr. Balasandilyan, Thought Leader and CEO ofwww.visionunlimited.in M-9840027810. e: [email protected]

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It is a shame…stunning• In India in the last 10

years 20 thousand cases have been filed for atrocities against women including sexual harassment.• Lots of such instances

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What's going on? • What is causing these

trends (and what can we all do to reverse them?) • In the recent gender

equality conference and research done among 187 countries, India ranks 134th in treating women not so equally/fairly/well.

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It’s not an accomplishment!• ‘The Guardian’ magazine

says among G20 countries, India is surely unsafe for women to stay.• A popular NGO related to

laws on women complains that Certain countries like Afghan, Kango, Somalia are unsafe for women. And in this list India is also included.

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What is worrying?• Sexual harassment to

women children especially in the class room has been happening in a very big way of late and this is worrying every parent, citizen and of course – women.

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It is a fact …it is said• 53% of the girl children

in some way or other are meeting sexual harassment in the society – including neighbors, teachers, classmates, strangers and family members. • Silence has been the

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Let us be aware…• In India every 40 minutes

a woman or girl is pushed to sexual harassment or a related issue.• Every 27 minutes a girl or

woman is teased or provoked.• Relatives, neighbors, social

bad elements, thieves and robbers, known/unknown people, teachers – no one is an exception to this list.

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In our own country… earlier…• The status of women in early

Hindu society was an enviable one. They could avail of the highest learning and there were many seers and philosophers among them. Ghosha, Apala, Lopamudra, Vishwvara, Surya, Indrani, Yami, Romasha – all these names highlight the position and the esteem which Hindu women enjoyed in the Vedic period.

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Manu Dharma Shastra• Manu's saying that –

"Yatra naryastu pujyante ramante tatra Devata, yatraitaastu na pujyante sarvaastatrafalaah kriyaah" Manusmriti 3.56 – which translated reads : "whenever women are given their due respect, even the deities like to reside there and where they are not respected, all action remains unfruitful."

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Scriptures say…• Several women sages and seers are mentioned in the

Upanishads, the philosophical part of the Vedas, notable among them being Gargi and Maitreyi. The Sanskrit word for female teachers as Acharyā (as opposed to Acharya for teacher and Acharyini for teacher's wife) reveal that women were also given a place as Gurus.

• The Harita Dharmasutra (of the Maitrayaniya school of Yayurveda) declares that there are two kind of women: Sadhyavadhu who marry, and the Brahmavaadini who are inclined to religion, they can wear the sacred thread, perform rituals like the agnihotra and read the Vedas. Bhavabhuti's Uttararamacharita 2.3 says that Atreyi went to Southern India where she studied the Vedas and Indian philosophy. Shankara debated with the female philosopher Ubhaya Bharati, and Madhava's Shankaradigvijaya (9.63) mentions that she was well versed in the Vedas. Tirukkoneri Dasyai (15th century) wrote a commentary on Nammalvar's Tiruvaayamoli, with reference to Vedic texts like the Taittiriya Yajurveda.

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In Women’s name…and their sake• Country – Motherland (Bharath

Matha)• Language- Mother tongue• Rivers (like Cauvery, Godhaveri,

Narmada, Ganga, Sindu, Saraswathi all in Women’s name) in India• Even in Music – we say “Sruthi”

Matha.• Cattles make the sound of

“Amma” or “Maa”.• Even a Cow is considered as

God.

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Women who made India proud• Sita Devi• Draupadi• Kunti• Shakuntala• Sant Meera• Jijabai• Jhansi Rani • Aandaal Naachiyar

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India produced…• Indira Gandhi• Shakuntala Devi• M.S.Subbulakshmi• Lata Mangeshkar• Parveen Sultana• Kishori Amonkar• D.K.Pattammal• Kasutirbai• Padma Subramaniam• Mallika Sarabhai• Jayalalitha• Sushma Swaraj

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The list continues…

• P.T.Usha• Kiran Bedi• Kalpana Chawla• Sania Mirza• Saina Nehwal• Sumati Iyer• Mari kom

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Indian Women entrepreneurs• Kiran Mazumdar Shaw• Ekta Kapoor• Aishwarya Nair• Swati Parimal• Rajashree Pathi• Radhika Roy• Farah khan• Vandana Luthra• Indra Nooyi• Indu Jain• Priya Paul• Mallika Srinivasan• Neelam Dhawan

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Saluting the brave men who fought for women in India• Raja Ram Mohan Roy• Ishwar Chander• Vidyasagar• Jyothirao Phule• Haribilas Sarda• Maharishi Karve• Bhimrao Ambedkar• Jawaharlal Nehru• Thanthai Periyar• Mahakavi Bharathi 16

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Let us respect (Sarvam Shakti Mayam)• Our Mother• Wife• Sister• Daughter • Grand daughter• Neighbor lady• Women colleagues• Women teachers• Women students• Women leaders• All women in our life

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Thank you for watching and supporting the cause.

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