#GenderEquality

 
2-0ct-2015
To commemorate the birth anniversaries of Mohanlal Karamchand Gandhi, Annie Besant, and Lal Bahadur Shastri, the IBMS team initiated #Gender#EQUALITY campaign as a part of I BREAK MY silence Project. We had a chance to interact with the youth of the city and take their opinion about Gender Equality in the society.
There were variety of opinions. We interacted with 50 plus young people about their experiences and heard some heartbreaking stories. During an informal conversation a guy shared he faced sexual harassment when he was four years old.
People were asked about Gender Equality as they have faced at their workplaces. The lady who looked in her fifties shared her stories of how she and her brother were differentiated as they were brought up. It was pretty shocking to see the youth also thinks women serving them an ancestral gift to the society.
While there were voices from oppressed men society as well. As how they need to pay bills to show chivalry, how the helmets are compulsory only for them etc.
However these responses varied from person to person but an underlying fact in common is that our mindsets are deeply influenced by the age old patriarchal system and we have got a long way to go to come out of it.
#GenderEquality

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