“Leadership for Gender Equality” – ‘Vision for Gender Equal India’ (Women’s Day 2019)

Gender equality is achieved when women and men enjoy the same rights and opportunities across all sectors of society, including economic participation and decision-making, and when the different behaviours, aspirations and needs of women and men are equally valued and favoured.

But in reality it is not so. There are various reasons for this. As for me women should be strong, confident, committed, patient and economically sound. If this is found in women, I can say that they can demand their needs and rights.

The major achievement from women should be: they should participate in governance in a large number. They should be in all the higher posts where they are in a situation to take decisions. Once women are found in large numbers in these two sections then gender equality will be a dream which can be realized very soon.

– Ms. Ekta Nambikkai (Miranda House, Delhi University)