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What you see is what you learn

There is a common trait between monkeys and humans. After all, we do share a similar DNA with them. Monkeys, often, imitate others behaviour as a way of acceptance and learning. Humans do this as well. We always tend to pick up things from our surroundings and our people; be it behaviour, ideas or ideologies. This is especially true for children.

For ages, our ideas and ideologies have been validated by our society, our grandparents and even the media. So when you tell a child that a woman’s place is in the kitchen and that boys should play outside, they grow up thinking that.

This has to stop. It’s time we stop behaving like primates and start teaching our children that each person, irrespective of their gender, should be treated equally. The time has come when we show our kids that women can be athletes and men can create their niche in the kitchen.

Here's a small example that is common in almost every Indian household which shows how we knowingly or unknowingly teach our children to be gender-biased.

Show your kids that each one is special, irrespective of their gender. It’s time to practice gender sensitization at home, so they learn to accept that.  Let us all practise gender sensitivity at homes

Tata Tea in association with Network 18 is petitioning with the HRD ministry to incorporate mandatory Gender Sensitivity Programs at all levels in our education system. Once in force, these programs will have the potential to raise a nation where women are treated with respect and equality. So, come forward and join hands with us to make India a better place and help our women experience the freedom in the real sense of the word.

Click here to sign the petition.

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Updated Date: Aug 16, 2017 12:34 PM

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