"And thus, making women believe that they never are enough," goes the narrative of this story.
All the planning and arrangement had taken up two weeks, and Kranti and Radha were now ready to leave. These few days had created a strange bond between the three; something words couldn’t describe.
Education and jobs are still a secondary affair for most of girls in the country, especially in rural areas. And as the author found out, those who do enrol are pulled out for the smallest of reasons.
"Have a voice of your own!" A mother writes a heartfelt letter to her baby daughter, telling her about her, and their hopes and dreams for her.
Rekha ran away from home after her 10th results when she realised her family had plans to 'marry her off'. She took help from children's helplines, and has today scored 90.3% in her 12th. Kudos to the young woman!
Why is the girl child still considered a liability that we should not wish for, as compared to 'wanting a boy'? When will this mindset change?
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