The News headlines reads :
Nobel Peace Prize : The $1.5 million award was split three ways among Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, women’s rights activist Leymah Gbowee, also of Liberia, and democracy activist Tawakkul Karman of Yemen
Africa’s first democratically elected female President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a Liberian campaigner against rape and a woman who stood up to autocratic regime have won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of the importance of women’s rights in the spread of global peace.
Gbowee has long campaigned for the rights of women and against rape. In 2003, she led hundreds of female protesters through Monrovia to demand swift disarmament of fighters who preyed on women throughout Liberia during 14 years of near-constant civil war.
MY VIEWS : DELHI THE RAPE CAPITAL OF INDIA.
There is hardly a day when the newspaper does not feature a Rape case against women in Delhi, NCR regions and now other parts of India. Where the Chief Minister is herself a lady, Madam Shiela dikshit and where there is a huge hope with youth leader Rahul Gandhi.There are women as mentioned above who have championed the cause against Rape and have won a Noble prize and here are we women in Delhi and NCR, who keep commenting in the editorials, blogs, trying to reach out to someone who would ensure we are safe in Delhi. NO use, no- one listens ! All one needs to do is lock up oneself in our houses or walk with a pepper spray or dare to take a rally out for rape against woman and mentally continue hoping that we would not be molested in the rally.
Staying in Gurgaon I have begun to regret being a woman, a feeling that never before transpired in my mind when I worked in Hyderabad and Bombay. But Delhi NCR region is different. All I can say is everyday I thank God for coming back home , safe and sound.
We need women leaders like Sirleaf and Gbowee, because unfortunately though we have women President , Mam Patil and woman chief minister, Ms Dikshit…..NO ONE IS LISTENING……………………….Share