From: TED Talks Daily - Wednesday May 11, 2022 12:01 pm
My long walk across India for women's freedom
A mission to create safer public spaces


My long walk across India for women's freedom

9:56 minutes · TEDWomen 2021

There are 600 million women in India -- yet they are rarely seen outdoors after sunset because of safety concerns like harassment and catcalls. On a mission to create safer public spaces, women's rights advocate Srishti Bakshi talks about how she embarked on a 2,300-mile walk across the length of India (a distance equivalent to traveling from New York City to Los Angeles), conducting driving workshops to empower women's mobility across the country. "The more women see other women in public spaces, the more safe, independent and empowered each of us will be," Bakshi says.

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