India

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Triumph in the Face of Adversity: Padma’s Story

My name is Padma. I’m 21 years old and live in a small village in Pali District, Rajasthan, India. My journey till now, even during these young years, has been filled with harsh realities – things I never expected could happen to me. When I

India’s Newborn Action Plan

Globally, 2.9 million newborns die within the first month of life. India, with a population totalling 17.5 percent of the global population, accounts for a startling 27 percent of the global newborn mortality rate with over 780,000 newborn deaths every year, the highest newborn mortality

A Father’s Love

Across India, over 3 million girls are out of school. The state of Rajasthan has 9 of India’s 26 worst gender gap districts for girls’ education. Studies show, in this state, 40% of girls drop out of school before class 5, only 15% primary school

Cora Women: Join the Movement, Period.

Two years ago I had the privilege to live and work in Northeast India. Every day, I traveled to remote villages and sat with women and girls and listened to their stories. I’ve already shared how one woman named Naisban  created change for literacy, water

My Journey

Post Written by: Meena Bhati, Field Communications Manager, Educate Girls  My name is Meena Bhati. I am recognized as Educate Girls’ oldest employee. I was born into a Rajput family living in the Chanud Village of Pali district in Rajasthan, India. The Rajput community does

How a Vending Machine and a Burner Changed the Game for Girls In India

In current Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) programs in schools across India, a large focus has been placed on education and products for menstruation. In many regions around the world, a number of cultural taboos exist that are related to this particular female developmental process,

Her Story, Her Dream

Written by: Fonda Sanchez, Founder of Education for Equality International  If we listened to the voices of women and girls, what would we hear? How would their stories make a difference? While completing my graduate practicum with an NGO that focuses on increasing primary school

Women Who Inspire: Celebrating Heroes in Women’s Health

One of the greatest joys of being part of the movement to empower women is knowing that change-makers are fighting every day for gender equality. At the crux of this movement is a pantheon of female heroes who work relentlessly to improve women’s health, touching

Women Who Inspire: Kirthi in India

I first came into contact with Kirthi Jayakumar as a fellow UN volunteer when she began work as my editor. Even though we worked together remotely, as she is based in India, I was struck by her exuberance, warmth, passion and consistency. As we continued

India: Forced Labor and Trafficking

In India, behind closed doors, there are little girls who experience violence every day. They are given little nutrition, kept out of school and forced to work with little or no wage. They are abused and exploited on a daily basis. Girls are taken from

Beyond the Classroom: It takes more than books to keep girls in school

Girls are going to school.  All over the world the rate of girls attending school has increased.  Between 1999 and 2004, the number of out-of-school girls fell by 24% and there are new organizations every year dedicated to lowering this percentage and keeping girls in school.

Save Our Sisters: The “Abused Goddesses” Campaign

What’s one way to draw lots of attention to an issue? Combine iconic religious imagery with modern day problems. That’s what the new “Abused Goddesses” Campaign highlighting domestic violence in India is doing. The campaign depicts hand-painted images (based off of photos taken with real

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