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According to 1992-93 figures, only 9.2% of the households in India were headed by females. However, approximately 35% of the households below the poverty line were found to be headed by females.

First let’s read few points below before discussing anything further.:-

• Women make up only 25.6 percent of the workforce in the organised sector
• Rape cases increased 9.2 percent from 22,172 in 2010 to 24,206 in 2011
• 940 females per 1000 men 2012
• 228,650 incidents of crime against women reported during 2011 against 213,585 in 2010 - an increase of 7.1 percent
• Dowry deaths jumped 2.7 percent from 8,391 in 2010 to 8,618 in 2011
• Molestation cases increased 5.8 percent from 40,613 in 2010 to 42,968 in 2011
• 2.4 percent girls are not in schools at the primary level (7-10 years)
• India's Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) is 212 per 100,000 live births.

Woman killed over dowry 'every hour' in India is the most common statement which we have been hearing from last so many months, rapes, extortions, molestations, harrassments are others which follow. It’s been over 1 year from the date of 16th December, 2013 (Delhi rape case) but has anything in India changed for the security of women ? Various sorts of laws are being made, passed with respect to women’s safety & welfare but when it comes to implementation, The System FAILS. A lot of reasons are there for this failure. First being we ourselves, BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE. Raise Your Voice.

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