WOMEN’S VISION 2022
WHAT WOMEN WANT: RECLAIMING THE NARRATIVE
A Charter For Today’s Women:
Don’t do this, don’t wear that, don’t go there…It’s not easy being an Indian woman. She can be a domestic goddess or a corporate high-flier, single or a mother, rich or poor, modern or traditional, but her life at each moment is divided between contradictory demands and expectations. Caught between aspiration and anxiety, fear and freedom, choice and coercion, prejudice and progress, hope and happiness—her fight for freedom is far from over. As the clock starts running on the countdown to India’s 75th Independence Day, a dialogue on what women want (and need) from the nation
As a media group concerned with women’s lives at all levels--political, economic, social and cultural—the Outlook Group has decided to dig into WHAT WOMEN WANT through its annual SPEAKOUT event, involving 25 well-known and progressive women from across the nation. The point is to draw up a CHARTER OF DEMANDS for today’s women, keeping the 75th anniversary of the nation's Independence in mind. With the thought-leaders with us, we propose to take up a signature campaign, before submitting the CHARTER to the Ministry of Women, Government of India.
The motto we believe in: RESIST. RECLAIM. REJOICE
Reclaiming the right to enjoy health & hygiene
- —57.6 per cent of Indian women use sanitary napkins, 48.5% in rural, 77.5% in urban (National Family Health Survey 2015–16)
- —51% women between age 15 and 49 are anaemic, rural as well as urban (Global Nutrition Report, 2017)
- Create community nutrition advocates
- Design SMS-driven healthcare toolkits on nutrition, hygiene and family planning to reach every household
- Offer innovative Insurance models for preventive healthcare for women
Reclaiming the right to be safe & secure
- —Crime against women have surged 83% between 2007 and 2016 (NCRB), or about 39 crimes every hour
- —4 in 5 women face public harassment, wolf-whistling to groping, stalking or rape. —170% rise in recorded cases of sexual harassment at the workplace from 2006
- —Every third Indian woman suffers sexual and physical violence at home (National Crime Records Bureau; WCD)
- Include compulsory self-defence classes in schools and colleges
- Use real-time digital data mapping to uncover safe and unsafe areas for women
- Introduce wearable safety and tracking devices for women linked to cell phones
Speaking about one of the awardees of the night, Deepa Malik, Smriti Irani said: 'When you see Deepa Malik, you see how wheelchairs can get wings.'
'Bust The Patriarchy Masquerading As Religion': Women Rights Activists Shatter Taboos About Female Sexuality
The subjugation and domination owing to women’s body is a passé, said Zakia Soman, women rights activist.
“Everywhere, there are women who are treated as outcast. We need to take a stand for ourselves," Khushbu Sundar said.
Women are waging a battle to reclaim their future: public space to workplace, the freedom to wear anything, do anything, be anything, said Indranil Roy, CEO of The Outlook Group.
Below is the list of winners of Outlook Speakout 2019 awards
"Noise for the sake of noise makes no sense. I want to be meaningful. We want to be heard," says Outlook's Editor-in-Chief Ruben Banerjee at Outlook SpeakOut 2019.
At Outlook SpeakOut 2019, we discussed and debated women's right to be safe, secure and healthy.
AgendaOctober 19, 2019
Taj Palace, New Delhi
|18.30 – 18.35||Welcome Address||Indranil Roy, Chief Executive Officer, The Outlook Group|
|18.35 – 18.40||Speakout Spotlight||A Vision For Women: Resilience, self-belief and overcoming the odds
Dr Mariazeena Johnson, Chancellor, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology
|18.40 – 18.50||Speakout Inspiration||
What Men Think Women Want And What They Actually Want: Lessons learned from living a life less ordinary|
Khushbu Sundar, Actor, Producer, Television Presenter, Politician
|18.50 – 19.15||Speakout Hard Talk||
Reclaiming The Stain For Freedom From Stigma
Menstrual Health Of India: myths, science and subversion
Period of Change: who owns your menstrual experience?
Period Shaming: talaq, tuhr and the Muslim woman
Breaking Taboos: on menstruation and disability
Period Poverty: what is it and what can we do?
|19.15 – 19.20||Speakout Spotlight||
The Modern Middle Class: women as agents of change|
Frederic Widell, Vice President, Head of South Asia & Managing Director, Oriflame India
|19.20 - 19.35||Speakout Serenade||Maatibaani: Where The World Meets India|
By Nirali Kartik and Kartik Shah
|19.35 - 19:40||Speakout Spotlight||Why Should Boys Have All The Fun|
Vijay Sethi, CIO, Head HR and CSR, Hero MotoCorp Ltd.
|19.40 – 20.10||Speakout Storyboard||
Reclaiming The Narrative For A Safer World
Dealing With Women's Safety Issues As A Diplomat
The Journey From Pariah To Demigod
The Gap Between The Law And The Reality: the story of the police
Prostitution Rackets In Spas, The New Normal In Delhi
|20.10 - 20.30||Speakout Parlour||
Reinventing The Game: What Women Want
Kubbra Sait, Actor
|20.30 - 20.35||Editor's Take||Ruben Banerjee, Editor-in-Chief, The Outlook Group|
|20.30 - 21.00||Speakout Awards||The Power Of Ten|
|21.05 - 21.25||Guest Of Honour||Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister of Women and Child Development and Textiles|
|21.30||Vote of Thanks||Shrutika Dewan, Vice President, Brand and Marketing, The Outlook Group|