My Thoughts On National Girl Child Day

On January 24th, Womenite organized a virtual panel to discuss gender equality on National Girl Child Day in India. Below, please find the five questions asked and a selection of my responses.

Q1. Do you still witness instances of disgusting/disappointing reactions on the birth of a girl child?

Q2. How do stereotyped gender roles dictate gender inequality from childhood itself?

Q3. How does taboo surrounding menstruating girls lead to gender inequality?

Q4. Indian families restrict their girls “for their own safety.” Why does the burden of safety lie on the girls? Why are girls still blamed for the harassment they face?

Q5. What measures can we take to build a Gender Equal society for our children?

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Passionate about racial equity & child rights | Formerly Head of Comms @Aangan_Trust

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Ratna Gill

Ratna Gill

Passionate about racial equity & child rights | Formerly Head of Comms @Aangan_Trust