What Is It?
After the horrific events that unfolded on New Years Eve on MG Road, a discussion has been raised regarding the safety of women in Bangalore. There's no denying the momentous change the city has undergone over the past decade, slowly transforming from the garden city to India's silicone valley. #IWillGoOut, an initiative by the group Night In My Shining Armour, is set to take back the night and iterate that women have every right as men to step out when and where we want to, and in whatever we choose to wear, be it ethnic or western clothing, without fear of reprimand and violence.
Who Is It For?
Whether or not you're a self-titled feminist, if you at all believe in the equal rights of women and are as shocked by what happened on the night of Saturday, December 31 as we are, you should definitely mark this as a must-attend event on your calendar.
Why Should I Go For It?
By attending, you're not just standing up for the rights of women, but showing solidarity against such violent acts. To be there in person is demonstrating the vehement support that we as Bangaloreans have for gender equality, and is a small act that will contribute towards making the city safer and better for us all. On Saturday, Jaunary 7, there will be a small event at Bandstand in Cubbon Park at 4pm with some self-defence classes and a debate to foster further discussion!
When: Wednesday, January 11
Where: Starting at Puttanachetty Town Hall, Jayachamaraja Wodeyar Road, Sampangi Rama Nagar
Find the event on Facebook here.
Featured Photo: Benjamin Erskin Moses