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What is Board the Bus?
Board the Bus is a campaign by Breakthrough aimed at creating a public conversation around the safety of women in public spaces. By taking the bus instead of a metro, auto or car, women are taking back a space that is rightfully theirs but that is often associated with feelings of insecurity, lack of safety or even fear.
Why should I get involved?
Women in India face glaring restrictions in terms of their mobility. Some may be forbidden from leaving their house without being accompanied by a male relative, others face a curfew on their movements.
Even women with relatively more mobility, such as students or professionals, may find themselves policing their own movements - avoiding certain areas, favoring certain modes of transport, traveling within specific time frames, and even choosing to wear clothes that they feel are ‘safe’.
Women need to have the confidence to accept that they have every right to be present in public spaces. By boarding the bus you’re taking back a space that was always yours.
How can I get involved?
Ditch the auto, drop the bike, leave the car. From the 1st to the 8th of March, 2014, board the bus and join hundreds of women in Delhi on the journey to a safer city.
If you frequently commute by bus, then take a friend along with you. Take a picture of yourself of the bus and share it with us. Tell more women about the campaign and get more women on board.