This is a first in India. Bombay has decided to install traffic lights for pedestrians representing a woman, reports The Guardian. The identification of 100 red lights of the city of over 12 million people will be gradually changed. The "little guy" red and green will soon have its place in a feminine silhouette.
This action is unprecedented in the country aimed at promoting equality of the sexes. She has been praised by the associations of the city. "The signage reflects the character of the city... who believes fervently in the equality of sexes and promotes the empowerment of women. This is only the beginning, " said Kiran Dighavkar, deputy commissioner of the municipal corporation of Bombay, with the Guardian.
Several initiatives in the city
The economic capital of India has already set up officers to ensure the safety of women in the subway. Reserved seats have also been established in the bus. Bombay asserts itself more and more as one of the safest cities in the country for women. Feminist activists believe that this new change may seem trivial, but it represents a lot for the cause that they defend. "If a generation of little girls grows up with the signage of women, it sends a small but powerful message on the importance of women. This could be very valuable in the long term, " says the sociologist Shilpa Phadke from the british daily.
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India is part of far. According to a study by the Thomson Reuters foundation, the country has been ranked as the most dangerous in the world for women in 2018. Decisions have however been taken at local level. New Delhi has, for example, announced free transport for women, and many indian States provide them free of charge bicycles so that they do not abandon their studies because of insecurity in the train or the subway.Updated Date: 04 August 2020, 17:33