The Mumbai authorities have replaced the traditional male stick figures with female silhouettes on more than 100 traffic lights. Photo: TwitterThe Mumbai authorities have replaced the traditional male stick figures with female silhouettes on more than 100 traffic lights. Photo: Twitter
The Mumbai authorities have replaced the traditional male stick figures with female silhouettes on more than 100 traffic lights. Photo: Twitter

Women on Mumbai’s traffic lights: a sign of India’s long road to gender equality

  • The little stick figures will now be seen in dresses instead of trousers to communicate that public places also belong to women, the city authorities say
  • But critics and experts say that without real structural and policy changes to address violence against women, it is merely a token gesture

Topic |   India
The Mumbai authorities have replaced the traditional male stick figures with female silhouettes on more than 100 traffic lights. Photo: TwitterThe Mumbai authorities have replaced the traditional male stick figures with female silhouettes on more than 100 traffic lights. Photo: Twitter
The Mumbai authorities have replaced the traditional male stick figures with female silhouettes on more than 100 traffic lights. Photo: Twitter
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