Through Her Story, we wish to share the voices of the women who inspire us to roar against atrocity, understand the complexity, and push to transform these realities.
The Role of a Girl in Rural India
I first met Meena, when she was completing 10th standard in her high school village in India. This is a remarkable accomplishment, for a boy or girl in any community. Inspired by her educators, Meena dreamed of continuing her education and becoming a teacher. However, as per the traditional role...
A mother laid bare and stripped of her dignity. How caste and economic privilege are impacting childbirth in India.
Four and a half years ago, I visited a government hospital in Udaipur, Rajasthan. I was there in search of a maternity ward, which I found in the midst of a vast hall of beds and patients. My close friend Kalpana and her baby were resting on a hospital bed in a small two patient room. In the...