20:38 GMT18 September 2020
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    New Delhi (Sputnik): The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has listed “gender equality” as one of its goals to achieve in terms of global development in the coming years. It aims to end all discrimination against women and acknowledge females for their presence and achievements, for which India’s Mumbai has done something special.

    India’s tinsel town Mumbai has begun rolling out female figures on lights to indicate traffic signals in the city. Until now, the light glowed as a male figurine.

    Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Aditya Thackeray recently took to Twitter to share visuals from the new traffic light lightning up Mumbai’s Dadar area.

    He also posted pictures of new road signboards showing female icons, calling it a thoughtful way of showing gender equality with a simple idea.

    Netizens on Twitter cannot stop raving about how proud they feel with India progressing and breaking the stereotypical glass ceiling associated with females in an otherwise patriarchal society.

    Apart from just males and females, now countries around the world are moving briskly towards accepting other genders as well.

    Recently, some areas in London, UK have started showing two figures holding hands on traffic lights to mark the LGBTQ community.


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