‘I WILL GO OUT’ SAY WOMEN FROM DELHI

Posted by Love Matters India
February 7, 2017

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Women’s safety is a growing concern in India. With incidents of women being assaulted, molested, harassed and even brutally raped being shared widely and frequently, it brings us all to a common question: Are women really safe in India?

On New Year’s eve, a tragic incident in Bangalore shook the faith of women in our country and its forces. Several women who were trying to celebrate and welcome the new year were groped and trash talked on the streets by a mob of men despite the presence of policemen.

This incident has led to a nationwide outcry by women, activists and male supporters of right to freedom. Several people are doubting the capacity of armed and police forces in protecting women. ‘I Will Go Out’ or #IWillGoOut is a movement started by women activists to claim public spaces and their right to dignity, integrity and freedom. People from all over India marched in their city to raise awareness on sexual harassment faced by women and try to put an end to it. Here are some pictures captured during the march in Delhi.

Women marching with the message ‘I Will Go Out’!

Women marching with the message 'I Will Go Out'!

Women’s march for safe public spaces

Women's march for safe public spaces

An ally, a supporter and a protector of women’s rights

An ally, a supporter and a protector of women's rights

Public spaces belong to everyone!

Public spaces belong to everyone

A woman giving out a strong message on public spaces

A woman giving out a strong message on public spaces

Women coming together to fight sexual harassment

Women coming together to fight sexual harassment

Saying no to misogyny, hatred, xenophobia, racism and bigotry

Saying no to misogyny, hatred, xenophobia, racism and bigotry

On the streets, claiming their space and claiming their right!

Hundreds of women on the streets saying no to harassment

Men supporting women in their fight to ensure safety

Supporting women because we are not a part of unsafe society

A movement for fearless and brave Indian women

A movement for every Indian woman

 

Love Matters India team was really proud to be a part of this movement and support Indian women fighting for their safety. If you wish to lend support, join them via their Facebook page.

 

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