There is a need to evolve an attitude with active participation of people to do away with the gender inequalities in the society, said eminent educationists at a seminar on the need for improving security for women held at the Ravenshaw University recently.
They said safety of women has emerged as a challenge which needs to be addressed by society itself. “We are still clinging on to our patriarchal past where women’s safety was men’s duty and not of society,” said Gopa Nayak, writer and an alumni of the Oxford University.
Among others, eminent litterateur Prof Santanu Acharya, Prof Satish Sharma, Prof Rita Ray, Dr Debadatta Das and Prof Anita Dash spoke. Prof Dash urged upon girl students of the University to stand against ‘tyranny of patriarchy’ if they want to have equality as far as civil rights are concerned.