I got opportunity and now it's my duty

Archana Vaidya
Posted August 30, 2018 from India

In India being women and if from marginalized community, it is very difficult to get education. I could get it due to strong support from my family, especially from my mother. 

While working in development sector I realized that women in India are always victim of any problem. It may be family problem, social or political. If she is capable then only she can find out her solutions. 

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Olutosin
Aug 30, 2018
Aug 30, 2018

Yes you are right. Absolute truth.
Bless your family.
Im happy that you got that needed education.

Jill Langhus
Aug 31, 2018
Aug 31, 2018

Hi Archana,

Welcome to World Pulse:-) Thanks for sharing your post. I'm looking forward to hearing about your advocacy work. Hope you have a great day!

Harris Namutebi
Aug 31, 2018
Aug 31, 2018

Hi Archana,
You are super right, girls and women continue to be marginalized in developing countries. It takes great support and understanding for many families to sacrifice and educate girls. Its great we had an opportunity to go to school probably that is why we can talk about all this.
Harris

Beth Lacey
Jan 14, 2019
Jan 14, 2019

It is wonderful that you have an enlightened and supportive family. I hope you are able to help others

Urmila Chanam
Jan 14, 2019
Jan 14, 2019

Dear Archana,

Thank you for writing and using your voice to highlight one of the major problems of the Indian society- inequality between men and women, boys and girls where gender rules birth, nutrition, whether the child should go to school or not, choice of school, extent to which the child will receive education and this inequality does not end even in death where ceremonies and rituals are much elaborate or fussy for male than female.

But there is hope. Look at you. You have received support from family and education but a part of you feels empathy for those who cannot. This empathy is very very valuable because this alone can spark an effort to help those who are lesser fortunate than you and me.

Keep walking. Keep speaking.

Love,
Urmila Chanam
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