Where does the challenge begin for women ? Why is their identity at stake ?
Women in especially developing countries and in this case India, seem to battle with identity crisis due to the lack of equal resources and cultural speedbreakers controlling her capacity to achieve or dream. Identity crisis begins with the most generic habit of giving her feminine and household rolemodels only as an option, to pick from categories to explore.
At the same time we color the girl’s life with so many identification pointers reminding her the limitations of her being a girl. Her abilities are limitless but how much can she unfold is often not for her to decide. How can a person be confused about uncertain expectations of others ?
Fulfillment of purpose and happiness inside the soul can exist when all the factors in your life are decided by you yourself. Gender roles are tearing up almost every women to defend herself against the feminine responsibilities written off by everyone else for the women in most of the cases to forgo her real identity to fulfill the voids of a shared promise all by herself.
A women has no choice but to contribute hertime and preferences to soo many people trying to create a strong influence for her well being. Every person has a vast layout of their life, a women’s layout is created by a team of family members and influencial society examples. All she can do is decorate the provided layout with her choice of theme.
This kind of a situation occurs because she is not designed to think like a bread winner instead she is told to be a meal maker and at the same time homemaking is considered compulsion not luxury.
Identity is more than a person’s right where as we are creating layers of identities with divided classes of norms and expectations.
Focusing on one’s own prosperity is much more eventful than thinking actively for an other adult especially influencing them to such an extent that gender actually becomes a considerable point of accepting inequality .
India is still expecting it’s daughters to silence their voices to the fury of dominance. Every time a girl is quiet, she is hiding enormous amount of power that is a wasted human capital that could have reflected towards a stronger foundation including the opinions and point of views of it’s 48 % of unheard screams. The policy making and leadership must not have been dictated under the reign of unequally divided governments !
Indian women alone make 7.5 % of the whole World’s population ! World’s second largest growing economy is unable to cope up to the equality standards that must be provided or approved for a women. Technology is able to reach the corners yet unable to solve the deeply rooted problems arising from the harsh social conditions of life.
Impact measurement is a very important and ignored factor. The basic piece of awareness that we all must have is about the fundamental rights of a women. Then we can measure how many of us are using the fundamental rights for their personal benefit and country’s social and economic benefit.
Is the availability of increasing techonolgy decreasing the social intelligence of personal liberation ?
Every place has an objective cause of certain social problems pertaining over there. The solutions must be integrated after understanding each problem differently. Generalising the solutions in such a diverse and multidimensionally populated society will not solve but infact create problems like urbanization which might sediment the turn out of real empowerment to very generic.
Our acceptance to change is the foremost science behind the flashing success of women empowerment. Reflecting learnings from one time to the present to create a life which suits the common interest of any family cannot transpire above the rapidly increasing need for us to act socially. EACH OF US !
Financial management is a life skill. For most of the women, their spending is determined by the male counterparts or at least influenced on their spending behaviours. Absence of financial responsibility at young age leads to unsure horizons while taking major life decisions in personal or professional life.
How far is a young girl considered equal to her male counterpart in terms of building financial management as a foundational skill ?
What could be the reasons ?
Family and society looks at her as a future care provider. Women are given boundaries to imagine their spending.
80% of the consumer spending decisions are made by women still her spending dominantly inclines towards common benefits not personal benefits.
Identity crisis is induced on unpredictable levels, about social etiquette and appearance classification which destroys the equality factor in childhood.
Reason for lesser women entrepreneurs is the lack of financial freedom of collateral, loans accessibility, capital investment in addition to the emotional responsibility of family members.
Migration for work is primarily lead by the male member, this factor begins affecting while making attempts to establish strong career for a women.
Dependability of spending details are entrusted on men compared to women who are naturally answerable to their spending as a luxury. Won’t this articulating confusion grow up into a less confident women who needs to rework on self empowerment?
Due to factors like no compulsive paternal leave, children are more emotionally attached with the mother. This leads to her taking first impact of the child behaviour and needs ; leading to changes, that take place in interest to more than just herself.
Financial freedom can be achieved by women but when it is unable to function for her individual goals, that’s when we must realise somewhere that less women in leadership roles is a long term affect of how we see motherhood at homes.
Society unknowingly distributes gender roles while growing up. I am sure each one of you reading this will reflect over the gender roles imposed on you objectively. Let us know what you feel ….
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My husband and I were returning from Australia to India with a layover in Sri Lanka for a day . That’s when we decided to explore the nearby places and ended up in a cozy traveler’s hostel at Galle Fort, Sri Lanka to unwind for an hour. When I reached out to get a view of the anciently tucked luxurious streets from our balcony, saw this guy with a Lonely Planet book and a fifteen year old translator greeting a warm-filled happy ‘ Hello My Fraiendd’ ! After all when you are looking for an experience, never miss taking forward to have that exciting conversation just because you don’t know the language. ( the three of us had a very good time for that one hour before we left)
Homecoming – Oier actually came back to see us in India before leaving to Spain. That one day taught me a lot about life when I learnt that he decided to spend his limited time and resources to meet us and not touring few more places instead. He showed a gesture that exhales soo much Value.
Aura – He is a farmer in The Basque country, empath yet an individual non perfectionist who believes in sudden plans, instant hugs, spreading humor and endless sarcasm.
Celebrating differences – He embraced how different things were, never compared or complaint. While he indulged on ‘India food feast’ he also cooked his local dishes for us. He serenely enjoyed the elements that made him uncomfortable because he could see through people.
Musical Nostalgia – While we held to the collections from i tunes, Spotify etc. During his stay with us we found unbelievable sources/collection from the local radio stations back in The Basque country. Like he came with gift boxes full of music we love but haven’t heard before.
Co existence – Oier not only connected with us two but also owned everyone we know here. He made memories with everything that is connected to us that he experienced during his stay. He connects on a human level for easily becoming a part of where he is.
The Game Of Thrones – When he showed us the videos of his country, we realized it is the same location where Danerys lands on the Dragonstone. And then he tells us about the many other locations we see in the GOT t.v show and awe about are just less than a thirty min drive for him. Theplace we grow up reflects in our approach towards life.
Blissful Goodbye -His goodbye remained, igniting a dream for us to go there in search of him ; so that he can play his character in our life’s movie to once again to broaden the horizons and grow.
Travel is my happiness therapy that I always look forward to almost everyday of my life if I had a chance. Short, long or just a day day trip doesn’t matter but what we see and whom we meet becomes a deep touchdown element in us. Leaving certain places does not feel like a goodbye sometimes. These beautiful places with beautiful people with beautiful hearts and their stories are embedding impactful take away tales. Here is one of mine for you !In the state of Himachal Pradesh, from Kasol we took a mountain motorcycle to explore The Great Himalayas without a plan for that day. That’s when on the way towards the direction of Tosh village we found a tiny paradise with a personal waterfall gifted by nature. It was called ‘The waterfall Cafe ‘.
–The amazing woman who runs that cafe, tying her one year old to the waist and sprinting from from one to an other rock. – The ideal and most dramatic waterfall that enlarges the simple hut into an exotic affair. – The time taking, customised and freshly cooked meal in her sustainable yet challenging kitchen according to the availability of resources for that day. – Serenity with a complex mix of solitude of the mighty snowcapped mountains and extravagantly decorated valleys as a view! – Stories we heard about the surrounding villages, off beat trekking trails, exotic local life, real challenges they have to deal with, their definition of happiness and the experience of meeting a person who is not even touched by the first ray of how urban lives process. – I cannot wait to mention the soul soothing music by the spluttering water from the waterfall echoing in the majestic affinity. – A wooden bridge to leap for a further views and changing colours.
The simplest truth that can resolve you from running around your thoughts is that there is no right or wrong in this world. It is the independent perspectives emerging out of uniquely contrasting life experiences, creating a perplex cross path of doubts and opinions. This leads to contesting for conflicts based on objective stance. Try swapping your point of view and discover a happier life.
Everyone of us is working towards achieving a goal. Investing our money, time and relationships for making it to an agreeable breakeven point in life. But do we retain the same approach to embrace the moments which push us to literally give up ? Those challenging situations and people carry the clues to our future happy lives.
Design thinking is a complete different human centred approach of multi disciplinary analysis and problem solving .
During my very first experience , with a peer group from five nationalities, we set out on this learning experience. Our agenda was to derive deeper value , align a pipeline based thought process and come up with a value dense executional model.
The following framework is the blueprint of design thinking-