Article on How to Make Women Feel Safe

Women feel unsafe on the road, at their place of work and even at home. There is an urgent need to change the male mindset in its attitude towards women. Write an article in 150-200 words on ‘How to make women feel safe’. You are Karan/ Karuna.

How to Make Women Feel Safe

by Karan

Women in India are considered to be Goddess Laxmi in most of the families. However, some unfortunate incidents, which took place in the recent past, have made women feel unsafe on the road, at work places and even at home. Women are treated as the weaker sex in this patriarchal society. There is an urgent need to change the male mindset and attitude towards women.

There are many problems women are facing in the society. Cases of domestic violence, rape, eve teasing, etc. are not only limited to the metropolitan cities but also to the villages too. Women are unsafe everywhere. Even the public places lack women safety. The government or the police alone cannot solve this problem. It is the problem of the nation and should be addressed by each and every citizen of India.

Stricter laws should be enforced by the government regarding women’s safety. Also, the police should be vigilant and effective. Properly functioning street lights with CCTV cameras must be installed so that the perpetrators are easily nabbed. The 24-hours women’s helpline should be activated in order to receive any distress call. In addition to that, women empowerment should also be given the utmost importance.

To change the male mindset in its attitude towards women, parents should inculcate in boys, respect for women at a young age. The contribution of each and every individual for the betterment of the society is a must. Only then, one can hope that the atrocities committed towards women will eventually reduce.

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