After a 4-year old nursery student was sexually assaulted in a local school last October, the Bangalore city police identified a set of new guidelines that city schools must follow to curb sexual violence on school grounds.
In a recent talk on the importance of digital media and the role it plays in the women’s rights movement in India, Meera Vijyann touched upon key issues that women across the world face in expressing their views online.
The discourse around gender rights has been largely focused on the modern women’s movement. However, gender-transformative approaches that include men can be a huge step forward in achieving impact.
At her presentation at TEDx Houses of Parliament, London, Meera Vijayann discussed the difficulties that young women like her face in India in accessing their rights or finding a voice against everyday sexual harassment.
Why is there a rise in the number of young women using citizen journalism platforms? To understand this, we need to look at the way political systems have continuously been shaped by the power of the citizen voice.