Two sportswomen, their crusades and the difference they’ve made

“We got pink hair and purple hair. We got tattoos and dreadlocks. We got white girls and black girls and everything in between. We got straight girls and gay girls.” - Megan Rapinoe, US soccer player, world cup winner  “God has made the world this way, and everyone was not made the same. They take … Continue reading Two sportswomen, their crusades and the difference they’ve made

FGM: It’s time for men to speak up

This blog was first published on the website of Sahiyo, an organisation battling against the practice of female genital cutting (FGC), also known as female genital mutilation (FGM). Picture this if you can without your heart racing in horror and eyes welling up. A girl, let’s say she’s seven years old, is dressed up by … Continue reading FGM: It’s time for men to speak up

India needs to pull off a ‘class’ act for its girls

Education levels offer one of the starkest examples of gender discrimination in India - effective literacy rates (age 7 and above) in 2011 were 82.14% for men and 65.46% for women. Women’s empowerment cannot be achieved without commitment to the education of the girl child. UNICEF points out that even basic education can empower greatly, … Continue reading India needs to pull off a ‘class’ act for its girls