In how many parts of the world is it possible for a woman to walk back home alone on a long, dark and desolate stretch of road in torrential rain and not be concerned about personal safety? I have forgotten what it is to be cautious, alert or anxious when my young daughters or I walk home alone in the dark.
Flexi working hours, safe travel arrangements, generous leaves, and care facilities such as health check-ups, and child care options. The result? Most women don’t end up using these options available to them for fear of being singled out as having special needs and consequently being denied promotion and hike in the future.
High Courts and City civil courts ought to have more restrooms and baby changing stations for women (the latter is unheard of in our abodes of "justice"), women lawyers do not need to excel only in what some view soft subjects such as family law, power dressing to work does not automatically change my role to "sitting pretty" at a meeting, the length of my skirt had nothing to do with my ability to draft an SHA.