Tag Archives: India

In India’s garment factories, stitching clothes and a culture of non-violence

TweetCross-posted from UN Women Viyakula Mary was born in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. She was first drawn to the issue of violence against women at the age of 16, when she heard that a member of her community had faced sexual harassment but had no prospect of justice. Mary, now 39, works [...]
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Young, and restless, to bring lasting change

TweetCross-posted from UN Women It all started with a visit to a rural Indian village. Sanchaita Gajapati Raju draws inspiration from her mother, who from a very young age instilled in her a deep civic sense and encouraged her to help those less fortunate. On a visit to an impoverished village, Sanchaita noted the lack [...]
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“Fulfil the promises that we made to our daughters”

TweetCross-posted from UN Women When I look back at the Beijing Conference, I remember the feeling of celebration. I think of the women’s chain that we organized in Beijing by holding hands in a circular formation around the venue of the conference. I can still feel the courage, strength and resolve of my Rwandan sisters. [...]
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She builds bridges, schools and delivers results

TweetMother of three children and a home-maker for more than a decade, few in her sleepy village would have imagined that she would be planning bridges and schools today.  But that is Vandana Bahadur Maida’s life in Khankhandvi, in the populous state of Madhya Pradesh, India. Despite family opposition and cultural norms that define a [...]
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In India, special trainings and all-women peacekeeper units tackle sexual violence

TweetCross-posted from UN Women “If you were a UN peacekeeper in a conflict country, what would you do if you came across a badly wounded teenage girl who had been gang-raped? Which UN rules and regulations would you follow? What would be your responsibility?” These were just some of the questions that 56 UN peacekeepers [...]
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