Violence Against Women In India – Part 2

“There is a hierarchy within the house, by which women are at the bottom. Women’s exposure to violence can increase when they threaten this household dynamic“ In my last article, I spoke about how the society and community contribute to a culture of violence against women in India. I particularly highlighted how formal institutions fail to protect women. How they undermine legislative changes. But …

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IN INDIA

“Violence against women is a structural and systematic problem. Intrusive examinations, unresponsive police, and low conviction rates deter women from reporting violence.” Understanding and combatting the various levels of violence Within Indian society, social, political and institutional factors lead to a culture of violence against women. This violence is visible at the individual, interpersonal, community and society level. Known as …

Problems Without Solutions: Alibaba Philanthropy Conference

“We can discuss Delhi as the rape capital of the world, or why girls drop out of school or women not participate in the workforce? But, we must also discuss the root causes” The 2018 Alibaba Philanthropy Conference called “Love and Infinity” took place in Delhi. The focus of the conference was children, education and female empowerment. I had the honor …

India makes feminine hygiene products tax free

The Indian Government finally scraped off taxes on sanitary pads. Isn’t that amazing? I personally consider this as a huge victory for women and girls. What is GST (Goods and Services Tax)? Thanks to the GST, each product sold in India attracts the same tax rate across the country, divided into five tax brackets ranging from 0% to 28%. While …

How can we make India safe for women?

Changes take time, many years. Changes happen because of persuasion! Sexual Assault In India  Sexual assault and rapes have become everyday news in India. Not only has it become such common news but each case is more violent and horrifying than the previous one. Why is this? Is it because the country is becoming more and more dangerous and unsafe …

Female leaders- a minority in politics!

Introduction Politics is about the people who run and control a country. Politicians form governments and oppositions. They make policies and amend already existing laws. Moreover, they are the people who decide on resource allocation and economic welfare. Politicians have a lot of power and influence. And whether it’s a democracy or a constitutional monarchy, the actions taken by politicians …

Sayftychat: It pushes me to fight injustice

#Sayftychat is a safe and free platform…no money is charged to join in but once here, speak freely! Did I ever tell you the actual date I fell in love with #Sayftychat? If I did, I’m here to tell you that I was lying to you! It’s because I simply can’t remember. I’m just deeply in love with #Sayftychat. Today, …

Periods- your taboo secret monthly visitor

The Secret Menstruation or periods, a topic that is always kept under the covers. The secret phenomenon that boys should never know about. The disgusting occurrence which should only be spoken about when necessary. In short, female kind’s greatest secret. Since ancient times, periods have been viewed as a taboo topic. Especially in the company of the non-suffering gender; men. …

Save Our Girls: A High-school Fundraiser

The objective of my fundraiser was to empower girls and women in India against gender-based violence My name is Yadavi Patil, I am currently a senior at New Haven Academy in Connecticut. For my Senior Action project, I decided to tackle the issue of gender-based violence in India. My interest lies in exploring why sexual assault and other gender-based violence …

Raising A Girl Who CAN!

 “Because he’s a boy, and you’re a girl” By Dr. Shruti Kapoor & Jashima Wadehra “I am a girl. I grew up with strict curfews, apparel restrictions, and different chores”, Shruti. While a majority of parents have good intentions, such restrictions hinder the girls’ self- awareness and future capabilities. Often within the South-Asian diaspora, for girls to be loud, talk too …