Fund cuts, scarcity of guides and death of literature are making gender studies increasingly difficult in India. This at a time when international organisations and MNCs have gender sensitivity in their programmes
According to the Monster Salary Index, 2017, women, who only make up 27 per cent of the Indian workforce, are paid 20 per cent less than men overall, and 68 per cent of working women report having experienced wage inequality.
The connection between safety and access to jobs is one that requires all stakeholders to consider who occupies space, and how. This is partly because the number of women we end up seeing in public spaces do it after adjusting to certain expectations and conditions.
With time as more and more women are integrated into the force, attitudes might change. When the same men go back to their villages, they might just begin to look at their wives, mothers and sisters differently.