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I pledge to #ActEqual

I believe and promise to uphold the ideals of equality and justice at my home, at my workplace and also in the wider society that I am part of. I urge that efforts put in by women who stay at home must be counted as productive work and recognized so, in India’s statistical exercises like Census and NSSO. Schemes that encourage women staying at home to form collectives and start small business enterprise must be initiated and promoted across the country.

75% of India’s farmhands are women. Hence she should be equally recognized as a farmer, irrespective of her gender or caste and must be given equal access to land ownership and credit schemes. Workplaces must encourage equal treatment of women by providing her support systems in the form of a crèche, particularly women in unorganized sectors like domestic work, tea garden work, construction work etc.

In the formal sector, I support the idea of equal paternity leave and maternity leave that divides the responsibility of child care equally amongst parents. I pledge to campaign for equality and social justice in my home, at my housing society, at my workplace and in all public sphere. This is my New Year resolution. 2016 may well be the year that makes women’s equality a lived reality.

ISSUES BEING ADDRESSED

Equality and justice at home, at workplace and also in the wider society Women who stay at home must be counted as productive work force and recognized so
Recognition to 75% of India’s farmhand (who are women) as Farmers and must be given equal access to land ownership and credit schemes.
Encouragement to women staying at home to form collectives and start small business enterprise
Equal paternity leave and maternity leave that divides the responsibility of child care equally amongst parents

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO SUPPORT US?

Worldwide, an estimated 43,600 women are killed every year, by an intimate partner or a family member. At the current rate, over half a million women will BE KILLED as a result of domestic violence by 2030. This must stop.
SPEAK UP. ACT AGAINST VIOLENCE!
Unpaid domestic work by women in India is worth Rs.1.75 lakh crore every year.
It is time to RECOGNISE and RESPECT it.
If we add up the distance that every rural woman in India walked in a year, just to carry water, the aggregate would be 64,000 times the distance between earth and moon. Yet, household work is not recognised as ‘economically productive work’.
WHY?
Women form half of India’s population. But are only 11% in India’s Lok Sabha and 10.6% in India’s Rajya Sabha.
Is this EQUALITY?
One in every two girls is forced to drop out of school before class 10.
This must END!
In India, under the age of 6, there are only 919 girls to 1000 boys.
Why not 1000: 1000?

OUR IMPACT

  • 765921
    FAMILIES REACHED
  • 3864727
    POPULATION COVERED
  • 1465870
    NO OF WOMEN
  • 1508955
    NO OF MEN
  • 1220407
    NO OF CHILDREN

How can you support

    • Talk about ActEqual with your circle of friends and colleagues; Practice Equality at home and work-space. Share responsibilities. Act Equal!
    • Spread the word
    • Are you a photographer, film maker, freelance journalist, writer, blogger, musician, graphic designer, educator? You will find a lot of opportunities to help us. Do write to us* with your key skills and we will love to talk to you.
    • Volunteer
    • Support our fight to defeat patriarchy and bring about social justice for women and girls who are forced to bear the brunt of this unjust system and to challenge the patriarchal institutions which legitimize discrimination and elimination of girl children.
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