I am writing this post for PROTSAHAN India Foundation is a youth based international nonprofit organization that uses the innovative approaches of Design, Art, Digital Stories, Photography, Technology & Cinema to foster Creative Education and Sustainable Livelihoods at bottomest of pyramid among at risk street & slum children facing drugs, sex abuse and special conditions. This year Protosahan joined hands with UNITED NATIONS [Unicef].
I am going to write about two topics that were suggested by Protosahan and Unisef. Before I start writing I wanted to say that I am trying to include any statistics or data about these topics, whatever I write below are from my own thoughts and my own words. I will try to make it interesting and informative.
#1. Gender Violence against women and young girls in India
This is the right time to discuss about the topic “gender violence against women in India” because recently we saw many incidents which made us to think about this topic (I don’t want to quote any examples and hurt anybody’s feelings). The main problem in today’s society is that women are being sexually harassed and brutally treated. And the saddest part is that even children became victim for such activities, the children who doesn’t even understand the meaning of sex is becoming victim. There are many campaigns taking place about this, many politicians or other famous people talking about this but do we see any difference in the result? The answer is No. So what do we do!!!!
Does making punishments strong such as hanging them in public or beating them to death can solve this issue? No! Because Indian law doesn’t permit such activities. So what to do we do? We are future of tomorrow, the only way to eradicate such activities is teaching our kids. Parents shouldn’t feel bad in teaching kids about sex education. We should teach our young girls of how to differentiate between good and bad man, how to protect themselves from any violence. And we should teach our young boys of how to become that right men.
Recently I read about a cause Ring The Bell, and I loved their concept. They say if you hear any neighbor women’s scream (i.e. if you feel they are been tortured) just go and ring the bell of their home. At least for a moment they will stop torturing. It’s a simple thing which everyone can do. So I wanted to say if you feel any violence is happening to women around you, please don’t step back, come forward and fight for them. Today it may be for someone; tomorrow it may happen to your own sisters or friends. Fight for women, they are most precious gifts in earth. If there is no women then you or me don’t exists.
#2. Issue of Open Defecation and Sanitation in urban slums
“Issue of Open Defecation and Sanitation in urban slums” is a never ending topic which is been discussed in India for long time and never found a solution. In this blog-post I will try to suggest some solutions that can be implemented to solve this issue. This became main issue because defecating and sanitizing in open place is causes many problems; it creates many disease which will affect the people living in that place, it will pollute the drinking air and water, it grows life killing insects, etc. I feel its important discuss about solutions for this problem rather than discussing about the issue.
So what do we do?
• The main reason why people do such activities is that lack of awareness about the consequences that they going to face in future. So our motto is to educate the illiterate people about proper usage of toilets. There are many campaigns ran by TV shows to educate about this problem but that is not enough, we need to go to slums and educate them directly.
• It is literally impossible for government to build toilets everywhere. But government should make some initiate to build toilets in slum areas.
• Government should make some initiative in cleaning the slums, so it prevents mosquitos and other insects grow in those areas.
• Provide education to the kids in slums. Education is the only solution for any problem that is prevailing in this society. If it is made free and compulsory and if kids start studying 90% of problem in society is solved.
Thank you for spending your valuable time in reading my Blog-post. I thank Protosahan and UNITED NATIONS [Unicef] for giving me this wonderful opportunity. Looking forward for a great future ahead.