Petition to Prime Minister of India Sh. Narendra Modi
Pass the Women's Reservation Bill in the Lok Sabha
Respected Sir, After 70 years of Independence women in India who constitute nearly 50% of the population have only 12% representation in our Parliament. The spirit of our freedom movement is reflected in our Constitution, which guarantees equality regardless of gender, caste or class. Yet, this equality has not been realized and women continue to face exclusion and discrimination in their public and private lives. This despite the fact that women’s political participation is guaranteed by the Constitution; ensuring women’s political leadership is essential for building a strong and vibrant democracy. Therefore an affirmative action in the form of reservation of seats for women in the State Legislature and Parliament is imperative.The passage of the 73rd and 74th amendments to the Constitution in 1993 addressed women’s exclusion from political participation at the grass roots level. The implementation of the reservation system has meant that over 1.5 million women now hold positions in Panchayati Raj institutions, and local civic bodies. The emergence of effective women leaders has led many states to increase the reservation of seats for women to 50%.However, women’s voice is still excluded from higher levels of decision making processes and bodies.Successive Governments have been stalling the bill in the name of consensus, whereas all we need to pass a bill in Parliament is majority of votes.Hence we demand that the Women’s Reservation Bill be• Introduced• Taken for consideration and• Put to votein the forthcoming session of Parliament to begin a new era in the legislative history of the country .Please support this demand by signing our petition to Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi.Only through collective action will we achieve real change for women.
Petition to Narendra Modi, Menka Gandhi, Nitish Kumar
NOC on the enforcement of dowry Laws
Dowry is considered a major contributor towards observed violence against women in India. Some of these offences include physical violence, emotional abuses, and even murder of brides and young girls prior to marriage. There are several laws which has been created and implemented by the government since decades. Still according to Indian National Crime Record Bureau India has the highest number of Dowry deaths leading around 15000 deaths per year. In order to enforce these laws this movement has been started where a NOC (on legal paper which will be linked to your Adhaar card) will be made compulsory for the citizens according to which they will not be a part of dowry exchange. The purpose is to create awareness about laws and rights of women and their safety even in remote areas. Linking to Adhaar cards will help in identifying or stop mutiple/ fake marriages because one person can only obtain one NOC. This will be accessible for adults above 18(girls) and 21(boys) years of age which will result in eradication of child marriages. Without NOC marriage should be termed as null and void.
Petition to Government of India, State Governments, United nations organisation
right to self defence for girls from childhood
We see that in everyday life girls are facing physical abuses and molestation. Recently the Bangalore incident has shaken the whole India.Not only in India but all over the world the issue persists. So,I here by request the nations to make the girls self reliable and make them stronger by giving them the right to self defense i.e. by providing free martial art training from their schooling. It should be given as a constitutional right same as the right to education. This is to make our future generation much safer and stronger and to save mothers,daughters,sisters,wives and friends.
Petition to Government, Rulemakers , police, media
Women's Safety - Tasers are legal. We need awareness.
Women should be made aware that they are allowed to carry non projectile tasers for their safety. The rules governing filing charges for molestation or harassment against suspects is very unscrupulous and takes a lot of time, energy, effort and sometimes money. Women should be able to safeguard themselves against any form of harassment at the time of need. A non lethal way of causing temporary dysfunction of the assailant will give the victim time to gather her mind and call the cops if necessary. There is no form of act or law that denies civilians to carry self defence weapons such as tasers and this is a petition which if circulated well will make women aware that they have the right to feel safe at all times. This petition is aimed towards the media, the government and the law makers to make it a phenomenon in India so to safeguard women and thereby bring a stop to this unruly behavior forever. All of us as a single voice can do wonders. Let's not let this slip. We are the change.
Petition to Finance Ministry, Ministry of Women and Child Development
Utilisation of Nirbhaya Fund
Nirbhaya, an event which took place in Munirka, New Delhi, 4 years ago, on this very day, the memories of which stay unblurred in the eyes of many. It was the time when a 23-year-old woman became the victim of gangrape in a bus. The reports of what took place in the bus that day still horrifies me. For every time my mother was over-protective about me, I read that and I see why things are this way. I see why there are restrictions for everything, because I'm a girl. But we cannot not give our government any credit at all, you know? A Nirbhaya Fund was announced in the 2013 union budget, for allocating 1000 crore rupees to safety and empowerment of women. Today, this fund has 3000 crore rupees, and today we have much more rape cases than there were when the fund was established. Why? The answer is simple, the fund stands unutilised. The Ministry of Women and Child Development has only used 1% of it. It is ironic, and unacceptable that rape cases are on a rise, and the help remains unoffered. And therefore, here stands my petition. I demand the complete and judicious utilisation of the Nirbhaya Fund for, and only for the purpose of improving women's safety in Delhi, and in the rest of the country. Please support me, if you too believe a girl should not be sinned for being who she is.