“There are several untoward incidents taking place, especially with women; women of all ages in every situation, at their houses, while traveling, in public places and at the workplace. I believe that a permanent solution to this will come from a deep-rooted change in the society and the judicial/law-enforcement system.
But for now, here are some basic tips on awareness and danger prevention that women must keep in mind:
1. Be Aware at all times: Don't engage yourself in any electronic device like listening to music, chatting or talking, playing games, etc. while in a public place.
2. Learn to quickly assess a situation: If you find any situation anywhere getting uncomfortable or sense that a situation can get out of hand, make a quiet exit.
3. Learn self defense: Especially Ladies Self Defense, where you will be taught to use your personal belongings to defend yourself, and how to intercept the opponent.
4. Travel in groups: Whenever you're traveling late, try to travel in groups.
5. Make your presence felt: If you have to travel alone in a public transport, loudly make a call at home and inform them where you are, so that the attacker realizes that people know where you are.
6. Dress practically: Your outfit should always help you fight back, run, etc.
7. Lookout for safe places: At all times, be on the lookout for safe, crowded places, large groups, especially families and go to them if required.
8. When alone at home: If you're alone at home and any service provider visits your home, intimate your neighbors by calling them over or just inform them.
Having said all these points I still say that the real/true difference shall come only when people in the society are more responsible and have deep concern for others. Oppression of any kind in the society may it be towards men, women, children, or senior citizens, needs to be put to a stop.
We as members of this society need to work together to bring this difference.”
Click here to read the Master's Quote in Times of India, regarding Women's Safety on 20th December, 2012.
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