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Monday, 20 June 2016

A Citizen's Response to National Policy For Women 2016

RESPONSE TO SPECIFIC SECTIONS OF
NATIONAL POLICY FOR WOMEN 2016
THIS POLICY MUST NOT BE IMPLEMENTED AS IT IS COMPLETELY AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA’S ACCEPTANCE TO UDHR (UNIVERSAL DECLERATION HUMAN RIGHTS)
5. PRIORITY AREAS
I. Health including food security and nutrition
iv) A gender transformative health strategy which recognises women’s reproductive rights with shifts such as family planning focus from female sterilisation to male sterilisation will be developed and implemented.
Response:
Looks like this priority area is FUNDED by Artificial insemination and Sperm Bank Industry. Please share the details of Funds received by Ministry of WCD from this Corporate Vertical.
5. PRIORITY AREAS
I. Health including food security and nutrition
v) Apart from maternal health, the focus of other health problems of women including communicable and non-communicable diseases like cancer, cardio vascular disease, HIV/AIDS will be given prioritised attention with appropriate strategies and interventions.
Response:
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Article 25
1. Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
 
5. PRIORITY AREAS
I. Health including food security and nutrition
vi) Taking into account the vulnerable status of elderly women above 60 years of age who constitute 8.4% of the population, geriatric health care will require special attention in conformity with the National Policy on Senior Citizens 2011. Geriatric services including preventive, curative, and rehabilitative healthcare will be strengthened with appropriate government and public-private sector participation.
Response:
Geriatric Care, worldwide is a Gender Neutral term. It is really shameful of the ministry of showing 'priortisation' based on gender. It is really sad that this government thinks that Old Age men do not need Geriatric Care on priority. This ministry must be closed down else the already high mortality rate of men in India will go higher. If this ministry has coined a hoax 'female foeticide', why should this not be called as 'MALE AGEDICIDE' by the Government? It is even more ironical that this ministry has based this on National Policy on Senior Citizens 2011, WHICH DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE OR PRIORITSE BASED ON GENDER.
 
5. PRIORITY AREAS
I. Health including food security and nutrition
viii) The National Mental Health Policy (2014) recognises that women have a greater risk of mental disorders due to various reasons primarily due to discrimination, violence and abuse. A systematic approach to provide requisite screening, care and treatment especially at primary level will be made.
Response:
It is really shameful that such a discrimination is being proposed. If government trusts it's own data, as per NCRB, total number of suicides in India because of Mental Illness in 2014 were 7104. Of these 7000+ suicides, 4700+ of MEN and 2300+ of WOMEN. So, the gender which commits suicides twice high as compared to women would still be neglected. Such level of discrimination against men would continue till this country gets a Ministry for Men.
 
5. PRIORITY AREAS
I. Health including food security and nutrition
x) There is a dearth of health care for women in their menopausal age. Though, the phase is generally dismissed as a natural occurrence, women are increasingly facing physical and emotional health problems like osteoporosis, cardiovascular diseases, depression etc. Suitable interventions will be initiated in this regard.
Response:
It is really shameful that such a discrimination is being proposed. If government trusts it's own data, as per NCRB, total number of suicides in India because of Illness in 2014 were 23746. Of these 23000+ suicides, 16000+ of MEN and 7600+ of WOMEN. So, the gender which commits suicides more than twice high as compared to women would still be neglected. Such level of discrimination against men would continue till this country gets a Ministry for Men.
 
5. PRIORITY AREAS
I. Health including food security and nutrition
xii)Special attention will be given to the expansion of health insurance schemes such as RSBY and the same linked to programmes like ICDS, JSY, NRLM, NREGS, NULM benefitting women particularly the vulnerable and marginalised.
Response:
If this comes in force, let Government put it very clearly in their policy document & ELECTION MANIFESTO that they dont care if men, boys, old age men fall sick under BPL category (and far Rajasthan where RSBY extends beyond BPL too).
India signed UDHR, which in Article 25 states: Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
 
5. PRIORITY AREAS
I. Health including food security and nutrition
xv) Nutrition will be accorded utmost priority as women are at high risk for nutritional deficiencies in all the stages of their life cycle. To tackle the problem of malnutrition, focussed attention will be paid at every stage right from Ante-Natal Care (ANC) and Post Natal Care (PNC) for healthy foetal development to the needs of adolescent girls to the stage of elderly women. Interventions and services for addressing the intergenerational cycle of under-nutrition, with focus on nutritional care for the first 1000 days of the child after birth will be strengthened.
Response:
This is exactly the reason that this Ministry MUST BE changed to Women and Girl Child Development Ministry. Also, is the Government wanting to leave men to starve based on their Gender? India is signatory of UDHR, which in Article 25 clearly states that Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food.
 
5. PRIORITY AREAS
I. Health including food security and nutrition
xviii) Nutritious and safe food through Public Distribution System (PDS) for households especially the unreached women and children with high nutritional vulnerabilities as envisaged in National Food Security Act, 2013 will be made available. Management of institutions of food/grain banks by women Groups (SHGs) could be considered to enable uninterrupted supply of food grains even in times of natural/man-made calamities or disasters such as flood, drought etc.
Response:
In addition to complete violation of UDHR, please let the public know if India is under so much feminist pressure that even policies like National Food Security Act would be made Gender Biased? India, before doing bringing in this Draft Policy in action, MUST WITHDRAW FROM UNIVERSAL DECLERATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS & UNITED NATIONS.
 
5. PRIORITY AREAS
II. Education
i) Pre- School education at the Anganwadi Centres will be strengthened and efforts will be made to improve access to pre-primary education for girl children by involving the community and sensitizing the parents. This will improve children’s communication and cognitive skills as a preparation for entry into primary school. This will help older children, particularly girls, to attend schools and prevent their poor performance and early dropouts by making them free from the responsibility of sibling care.
Response:
Why is this Ministry still named as 'child' too Ministry. This ministry has done NOTHING for MALE Child or Boys. With School dropout percentage being highest in boys. With Child Labor rates being highest for boys, it is inhuman for this BIASED policy to have left boys out.
 
5. PRIORITY AREAS
II. Education
iii) Priority will be accorded to increased enrolment and retention of adolescent girls in schools, at post primary level it will be done through provision of gender friendly facilities like functional girls’ toilets, and higher recruitment of women teachers. Promotion of skill development, vocational training and life skills as a part of the secondary school education curriculum for adolescent girls and young women will be given importance. Efforts will be made to address the repetition rates for girls including those from the marginalised communities with varying underlying causes to arrest drop-out. A mission mode approach for literacy amongst women is envisaged.
Response:
Does the Ministry have ANY DATA to make such a policy, even in a draft? What data supports that boys would not need skill development or vocational training or life skills? Please make education accessible for the Child and not the GENDER. With the Ministry itself spreading so much of Gender Bias, government believes that in India, Male gender has any benefits?
 
5. PRIORITY AREAS
II. Education
iv) Efforts will be made to provide a supportive environment in schools and colleges through a responsive complaint mechanism to address discriminatory attitudes within the organisation and in practice, particularly on the issue of sexual harassment and intimidation of girls and young women. Opportunities for recreation and participation in cultural activities will be promoted.
Response:
India is a country with the widest level of misuse of EVERY Gender Based Law. It is country which can boast of misuse to the level of 75% to 98% of all these laws. Still the Ministry wants the life of young boys so miserable? Why did India vowed in United Nations to 'Protect it's CHILDREN', when the intent was to criminalize boys at very tender age? As it is, under the influence of this Ministry, the country has violated all International conventions signed by India, when the Juvenile Justice Act was amended recently.
 
5. PRIORITY AREAS
II. Education
v) Continued efforts will be made for the gender sensitization of the faculty and curriculum, content and pedagogies for an understanding of concepts of masculinity and femininity and gender stereotypes. Gender champions in schools and colleges will be promoted to ensure gender sensitivity in the educational system.
Response:
With a Ministry who have given such an Anti Male, Anti Boys, BIASED policy draft, can the job of any gender neutrality be entrusted? Did Men of India voted BJP to power for THIS??
 
5. PRIORITY AREAS
II. Education
vi) There is a need for quality management of government schools in terms of teaching, facilities and standards. Monitoring and evaluation by the community, Mothers groups and SHGs will be encouraged.
Response:
The draft which itself discriminates against fathers, must be shelved immediately. Even in this proposal, the Policy mentions of 'Mothers groups' and NOT 'PARENTs GROUPS'.
5. PRIORITY AREAS
II. Education
viii) Major constraints that prevent women from accessing higher and technical/scientific education should be identified and girls will be encouraged to take up new subject choices linked to career opportunities. An inter-sectoral plan of action will be formulated for encouraging the enrolment of women in professional/scientific courses, by provision of financial assistance, coaching, hostels, child care etc.
Response:
Is the government turning Anti-Poor? Instead of providing Financial Assistance to Poor, now it is proposed to be given based on Gender? So Poor and marginalized boys will not get financial assistance while Rich and powerful women will get it? Just because they are Women? Please confirm this in the Election Manifesto too.
 
5. PRIORITY AREAS
II. Education
x) Through innovative partnerships with leading universities at the international level, opportunities for higher education will be may be expanded for ensuring access and quality to girl students and staff and also for nurturing of talent and entrepreneurship to contribute to the national development challenges.

Response:
Boys will not have this right to International level education based on their Gender? UDHR, Article 26 reads, "Everyone has the right to Education". Government is looking for violating UDHR? India was part of the UN meet where UDHR was passed with India's 'Aye'.
 
5. PRIORITY AREAS
II. Education
xi) Distance education plays an important role in providing opportunities of higher education to women of all ages. Universities and academic institutions will be encouraged to launch online distance education courses to promote skill development and entrepreneurship for all women including those who had a break in their educational attainment.
Response:
It is really sad to see that Ministry feels that Distance is NOT AN ISSUE for Boys. Will Internet access will also be GENDER BIASED soon? Instead of making education easier, accessible and quality for ALL CHILDREN, Ministry is completely ignoring Boys Education.
 
5. PRIORITY AREAS
II. Education
xiii) Efforts will be made to remove the disparities in access to and proficiency in information and communication technology (ICT), particularly between socio-economically advantaged and disadvantaged children, and between rural and urban schools as the use of ICT has now become pivotal for the entire education system. Public-private partnerships (PPP) will be adopted for building ICT infrastructure, developing applications and locally relevant content using gender-sensitive language, operations and maintenance and developing the capacity of teachers required for harnessing the full capacity of ICT productive tools.
Response:
Gender Sensitive language? So using abusive terms for Male will be allowed? As a citizen, I fail to understand this. Why doesnt the content ensure that sensitivity is towards Human? We are country which respected Humans historically. This is the reason we said 'namaste' to all irrespective of Gender. In the name of Feminism, this Ministry, with this Policy is just making India more and more Anti Men. The Policy must not be implemented.
 
5. PRIORITY AREAS
II. Education
xiv) Regular Audit on a continuous basis, of the various schemes and incentives, subsidies that are being offered to promote girls education will be undertaken to assess whether these interventions have resulted in transformative changes.
Response:
When the Government has already discovered the Foregin funding violations of most of the Feminist NGOs (http://thewire.in/40232/mha-suspends-fcra-registration-of-indira-jaisings-ngo/ & http://www.mumbaimirror.com/news/india/Teestas-NGO-loses-licence-to-receive-foreign-funds/articleshow/52789054.cms) and have also found that almost all of the NGOs under WCD are fake (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/good-governance/centre-ngo/90-of-NGOs-seeking-funds-under-WCD-scheme-found-fake/articleshow/46790570.cms), should a tax payer money still be used to give any funding to this Ministry too? When the Hon'ble Prime Minister is focussing on 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas', why this Ministry should be given the Taxpayer's money to do 'Ek ka Saath, Doosre ka Vikas'?
 
5. PRIORITY AREAS
III. Economy
Poverty
Women constitute majority of population affected by poverty. Efforts for assessment of the incidence of poverty by gender estimates will be done as household estimates do not provide gender poverty estimates. Relation between gender and poverty dynamics will be addressed. Since poverty head count ratio is not sex disaggregated, alternative gendered pilot surveys to address intra-household differentials in wellbeing will be undertaken. All poverty eradication programmes will give focus to women participation.
Response:
As per NCRB, in 2014, in India, 91820 persons committed suicide whose income was under Rupees 1 Lakh. Of these, 61184 were Male and 30624. This means that in less than 1 lakh annual money category, for every 1 Female committing suicide, 2 Men committed suicide. So inspite of this public data on more men being poor, the Policy has taken a reverse angle with a WRONG explanation? Should such a wrongly researched data based Policy document be allowed? It will be an atrocity on Indian citizens.
 
5. PRIORITY AREAS
III. Economy
Raising visibility
ii) Gender wage gap across rural and urban, agricultural and non- agricultural jobs, regular and casual employment will be addressed. Ensuring pay parity, satisfactory conditions of work are critical subjects for insecurity for women particularly in the informal employment. This growing informalisation and casualization of women’s work / labour will also be adequately addressed.
Response:
Has the Ministry collected any CREDIBLE data for this assumption? There is NO Gender wage gap in India. Infact, at work, lot of work of women is done by men in name of 'Chivalry' or 'help'. Hasnt the Ministry seen only Men working late in offices? Only Men doing overtime? Accidental deaths because of Unnatural causes in India, in 2014, as per NCRB were total 316828, of which there were 251791 Male and 64977 Women. For every 1 woman dying in Accidental deaths (incl Workplace accidents), 4 men die. Still the Ministry is conviniently ignoring the Male Working population? Is the value of a Man's life any lesser as per the Ministry?
 
5. PRIORITY AREAS
III. Economy
iii) Fiscal and monetary policies will be analysed from gender perspective since they have impending impact on the lives of women. The gender affirmative role of direct taxation will be further enhanced through various incentives like reduction in stamp duties for women if assets are registered in their name, lowering of income tax slabs for women etc.
Response:
With Women holding 90% of Gold reserves in India, still benefits only for women? Men have to pay more tax, more duty, more cess, based on Gender? UDHR Preamble reads, "Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,". Has India forgotten UDHR?
 
5. PRIORITY AREAS
III. Economy
vi) Women undertake the bulk of unpaid care work such as looking after and educating children, looking after older family members, caring for the sick, preparing food, cleaning, and collecting water and fuel etc. This unequal burden of unpaid care undermines women’s participation in economy. Recognizing women’s unpaid work in terms of economic and societal value, household surveys will be undertaken to assess the gender inequality in the household work and undertake suitable strategies to integrate unpaid work with the major programmes. Further measures will be undertaken to free woman’s time for paid work through time-saving technologies, infrastructure, child/parental care services (Crèches) and child care/parental leave.
Response:
It is sad that this Ministry is misrepresenting the contributions of an individual towards her family as 'unpaid' work. Does a Man gets paid the salary of a Driver for taking the family for outing? Does a Man gets paid to be the bodyguard at home? Does a Man get paid for being the Plumber, Electrician at Home? Does a Man get paid to be the Doorman at Home? Does a Man get paid to be the person doing dangerous jobs at home (say to stop flooding of overhead water tanks etc.)? It is really an Alarm for the Government to STOP such thought processes going in the society. Such thoughts are made just to make Families more unstable and to break more families. It is hightime that the MANDATE and GUIDELINES of the work this Ministry should take up, must be revisited and corrected.
 
5. PRIORITY AREAS
III. Economy
ix) In order to prevent marginalization of women migrant workers at their place of destination, a system of new registration or portability of entitlements such as ration cards and identity papers from source place will be ensured particularly under PDS. Registration of tribal migrants by Panchayats will be ensured. Special efforts will be made to safeguard the interests of migrant tribal worker especially domestic workers by registration of migrant domestic workers under the Unorganized Sector Social Security Act 2008. The system of monitoring and accountability of placement agencies for domestic workers will be strengthened.
Response:
Whats the plan for the Milkman, the Newspaper boy, the Car Cleaner, the Gardner, the Line man, the sweeper, the cook, the driver, the office boy, the security gaurd etc. etc. etc.? Ignoring them is way too easy for this Ministry. How can this ministry be trusted with such a portfolio?
 
5. PRIORITY AREAS
III. Economy
Agriculture
FOR ALL THE POINTS:
Response:
Of Self Employed persons in Agriculture, in 2014, 25904 committed suicide as per NCRB. Of these, 22974 were Male while 2928 were female. Male committing suicide is 8 times high. Still the Ministry is trying to create a divide so that the policies for even Farmer Suicide become more Anti Male Farmers?
 
5. PRIORITY AREAS
III. Economy
Industry, Labour and Employment (Skill Development, Entrepreneurship), Service Sector, Science and Technology.
FOR ALL THE POINTS:
Response:
Ministry has pushed laws ONLY to protect women. Ministry has pushed laws ONLY to penalize Men. Ministry is proposing change of Tax Structure against Women. And with all that, all points are to push men out to create space? I have heard many speeches of Shri Narendra Modi. All said one thing, Skill India. Work as per the Skill and Capability. Work based on Gender is a very very unhealthy and very regressive practise.
 
5. PRIORITY AREAS
IV. Governance and Decision Making
FOR ALL THE POINTS:
Response:
It is a myth that Ministry is projecting as if Men make it to these bodies 'easily'. All the arms, i.e. legislature, executive, judiciary have Entrance Examinations. Even a Member of Parliament has to win votes to be a Member of Parliament. The Ministry seems to have said that there is no need of any competitiveness in either of these and hence Gender based reservation has to be done. If thats the case, is the Government OK to give MEN, 50% reservation in all the mentioned areas?
5. PRIORITY AREAS
V. Violence Against Women
i) Efforts to address all forms of violence against women will be continued with a holistic perspective through a life cycle approach in a continuum from the foetus to the elderly starting from sex selective termination of pregnancy, denial of education, child marriage to violence faced by women in private sphere of home, public spaces and at workplace. It will identify and combat violence and abuse through a combination of laws, programs, and services with the support of diverse stakeholders
Response:
A Ministry which treats Child Marriage as a women issue must not be given any mandate. The same ministry conveniently ignores Violence against men when their own report proves that of every 100 child sexually abused in India, 54 are boys.
5. PRIORITY AREAS
V. Violence Against Women
ii) Efforts to improve Child Sex Ratio (CSR) will be continued through a judicious combination of effective implementation of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act, 1994, and advocacy through awareness and sensitisation to change the mindsets by involving communities and the stakeholders for valuing the girl Child. Special measures to combat violence and crimes against adolescent girls in public and domestic spaces will be adopted.
Response:
When it is a known fact that most of the pre-birth abortions in India are Pre-Marriage birth terminations, why is this Ministry portraying India as an Anti Girl Child country? Census of India itself is a statistical projection and not an absolute number thus any data presented by this ministry is as it is statistically extrapolated.
5. PRIORITY AREAS
V. Violence Against Women
iii) Trafficking of women and children is a cause for concern and will receive prioritized attention. Requisite steps for prevention of trafficking at source, transit and destination areas for effective monitoring of the networks of trafficking will be given a priority. Existing legislations/schemes for prevention, rehabilitation of victims of trafficking will be suitably strengthened. Efforts will be made to raise awareness regarding the subtle and violent nature of sex trafficking and how women and children subjected to this crime are victimized through coercion.
Response:
The way this Ministry is pushing to make even Human Trafficking law Gender Biased, Men will not have any safety in India.
5. PRIORITY AREAS
V. Violence Against Women
iv) There is need for effective implementation of The Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 to ensure that all provisions of the Act are benefiting differently abled girls and women. To prevent violence and sexual exploitation of the differently abled, focussed advocacy and sensitisation of various stakeholders such as law enforcement, judiciary, panchayats will be undertaken.
Response:
Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation Act, 1995 to be treated UNEQUAL? Seems that this Ministry is under International pressure to make every law of India Gender Biased and Anti Male.
5. PRIORITY AREAS
V. Violence Against Women
v) Strict monitoring of response of enforcement agencies to violence against women will be put in place. Efforts will be made to ensure speedy /time bound trial of heinous crimes against women. Alternate dispute redressal systems such as family courts, Nari Adalats etc., will be strengthened.
Response: Judiciary is one of the most important Pillar of democracy. The performance of Judiciary is also monitored by senior Judiciary. Unfortunately this Ministry doesnt want the Trial procedures to remain unbiased. UDHR Article 10 states, "Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him." This Ministry wishes to violate UDHR which India is a signatory too.
5. PRIORITY AREAS
V. Violence Against Women
viii) Efforts will be made to streamline data systems through review of various data sources (Census, NFHS, NSS, NCRB) to develop a compatible and comprehensive data base on Violence Against Women.
Response:
As it is NFHS, NSS, NCRB, Census, all ignore Violence against men. If the Ministry wishes to mishandle the data to change it to make 'compatible', then it will result in death of Judiciary. Instead, all the Data Collection agencies MUST be asked to collect data about Violence against Men.
5. PRIORITY AREAS
V. Violence Against Women
ix) Engaging men and boys through advocacy, awareness generation programmes and community programmes will be undertaken.
Response:
As it is, Men are brought up in India to be the Protector and Provider. The Ministry wants to overburden them to be the Protector and Provider of the every Women. When will Men get Independence within Independent India?
5. PRIORITY AREAS
V. Violence Against Women
x) Gender specific training incorporating gender sensitivity and a thorough briefing on the specific laws for women will be undertaken continuously for all ranks and categories of police personnel. Training for the judiciary, judicial schools, and all legal practitioners, will be accorded a priority for developing the specialized skills needed to investigate and prosecute cases related to gender based violence.

Response:
India, as a country has a history of misuse of Gender Biased Laws to the tune of 75-95%. Training of Investigative Authroities and Judiciary is part of further bias that the Ministry wishes to run in the Pillars of Judiciary. Do men even get the right to Fight litigation unbiased? Apart from UDHR violations (where the independent Tribunal is no more left independent), is this India which we call 'Shinning India'?
5. PRIORITY AREAS
VI. Enabling Environment
Housing and Shelter
ALL THE POINTS:
Response:
It is requested that first Government MUST do a detailed survey on the Gender and number of homeless persons in the country. India also is a country which has over 68% of homeless as Men. Still the Ministry is pushing for making more and more Men only homeless?
5. PRIORITY AREAS
VI. Enabling Environment
Drinking Water and Sanitation
ALL THE POINTS:
Response:
It is unfortunate to see that Government is wanting to discriminate between genders based on something as basic as Drinking Water. Do men in India dont even have the right to have safe drinking water? Why should men stay in India? Isnt this similar to the years old caste system where poor were not allowed to fetch water from the water-well which rich used to use. Now, this policy wishes to make such water-well only for women where men are NOT ALLOWED to drink water.
5. PRIORITY AREAS
VI. Enabling Environment
Media
ALL THE POINTS:
Response:
With the known fact of media not covering news of Crime Against Men, the Ministry wishes to make Media further Anti Male. Should this Ministry be allowed to interfere in another important pillar of democracy i.e. Media, based on Gender?
5. PRIORITY AREAS
VI. Enabling Environment
Social Security
i) Efforts will be made to strengthen the existing supportive social infrastructure for women especially the vulnerable, marginalized, migrant and single women. This is imperative in view of their increasing life span, more conservative investment habits, variability in labour force participation and the role in home based production or unpaid work. Attention will also be paid to the needs of domestic workers and appropriate steps taken to ensure overtime pay, annual paid leave, minimum wages and safe working conditions.
Response:
Male Life expectancy is Low & Average Life of Male in India is 2 years lower than Female Average Life. Hiding this fact, the Ministry proposes to misuse tax-payers' money in a biased manner. Also, the Ministry again is silent about Male Domestic Workers.
5. PRIORITY AREAS
VI. Enabling Environment
Social Security
ii) Concerted efforts will be made towards strengthening social security and support services like insurance products, pensions, travel concessions, subsidies, benefits under BPL systems, childcare, crèches, working women hostels, shelter homes. Corporate sector may be involved on a long term basis in the financing of the insurance component under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

Response:
Men are already discriminated against in Insurance Policies, Travel Costs, Child Care, Pension policies, Subsidies. It is very sad that the Ministry is pushing all these further to be Anti Men.
5. PRIORITY AREAS
VI. Enabling Environment
Social Security
iii) Among the various aspects of social security, measures will be taken to ensure effective implementation of provisions of maternity benefits such as leave and nursing breaks under the Maternity Benefit Act (1961).
Response:
With Fathers taking care of Children, the Ministry is still not looking into Shared Child Parenting as a norm. UDHR Article 22 states, "Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality."
5. PRIORITY AREAS
VI. Enabling Environment
Infrastructure
ALL THE POINTS:

Response:
With Men still being pushed to be the Provider to the family, many men travel on daily basis for work. Instead of making Public Infrastructure safe for men, the Ministry is proposing to make travel for working men more and more unsafe of many False cases of Gender Biased Laws.
5. PRIORITY AREAS
VII. Environment and Climate Change
ALL THE POINTS:
Response:
UDHR Article 30 states, "Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein." Discriminating against men in case of Acts of God is absolutely in-Human.
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