Yes, I am Feminist!

Urmila Salunkhe
Posted August 30, 2018 from India

I started my activism during my teens, mentored by a youth group who politicised me and helped develop my understanding of rights and citizenship. This mentoring has played an important role in my activism.  The sense of belonging to a collective and the solidarity that such spaces create are important for youth and any marginalized group seeking rights. Since my journey with the youth collective, I came into contact with feminists and feminist ideology which further shaped my politics. 

Today I am a proud feminist working on issues of gender justice and safe public and workspaces for women.  

I am committed to a Humane, Equitable, Safe, and Environmentally Sustainable Society.  

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vidyacip
Aug 30, 2018
Aug 30, 2018

Dear Urmila, good to know how your journey as an activist began. Want to see your activism take high strides and stimulate more girls and women. Love

Kumari Jamkatan
Aug 30, 2018
Aug 30, 2018

Good urmila

Corine Milano
Aug 30, 2018
Aug 30, 2018

I'm so glad to meet you, Urmila. Thank you for telling us about your activism and the work you are doing. I am a proud feminist too! I'm so interested to learn more about your work. Safe public and work spaces for women are so important in any and every country.

Urmila Salunkhe
Jul 10
Jul 10

Thank you Corine Milano

Olutosin
Aug 30, 2018
Aug 30, 2018

I am a proud feminist too.
And we are many herr.
Welcome Urmila, we have a siter here called Urmila Chanam, she is a menstrual hygiene campaigner in Bangalore but originally from Imphal. My very good friend and sister.

Please feel free here. Its a safe community.

Urmila Salunkhe
Sep 20, 2018
Sep 20, 2018

Thank you Olutosin.

Jill Langhus
Aug 31, 2018
Aug 31, 2018

Hi Urmila,

Welcome to World Pulse:-) Thanks for sharing your story. I'm always particularly inspired by people that start their advocacy work at an early age... such wisdom and grace, at such an early age. Love it!

Looking forward to hearing more about your journey, story and work.

Have a great day!

Urmila Salunkhe
Oct 03, 2018
Oct 03, 2018

Thank you Jill

Jill Langhus
Oct 04, 2018
Oct 04, 2018

You're welcome:-)

Tamarack Verrall
Aug 31, 2018
Aug 31, 2018

Dear Urmila,

It always warms my heart to read that a woman proudly calls herself a feminist. So good to know too that early on you were mentored by a youth group. Throughout so many years women stepping forward as feminists, determined to undo the violence toward and lack of basic rights of women, are at times called horrible names. We let all that slide off our backs and celebrate finding each other. Welcome to WorldPulse!

In sisterhood,
Tam

Urmila Salunkhe
Oct 03, 2018
Oct 03, 2018

Thank you Tamarack

Gulzaib Tareen
Sep 07, 2018
Sep 07, 2018

Work needs to be done in an area of rights where it needs to be done.

Urmila Salunkhe
Oct 03, 2018
Oct 03, 2018

Yes, I agree. Thank you

Kathy Dixon Crowley
Oct 09, 2018
Oct 09, 2018

Thanks for sharing your commitment to the world!