Northeast Solidarity is organizing the Northeast Food Festival Bangalore on Saturday January 24, 2015 at 4 pm to 10 pm in Bangalore city in India.
Here're 2 of my stories on some of the many remarkable women labouring in India's exploitative garment production industry.
For the pain you bore
Silently we weep
For the clothes they tore
When watch we didn't keep
Dear beloved, friend, sister
When your skin broke
You perhaps did choke
When your body hurt
A few months back, 2 courageous mothers moved me to tears with the following narratives of the sexual abuse of their children.
On 24th June 2014 at 9.30pm, a young woman (whom I will call Chandini to protect her identity) was asked to pay Rs.150 by an auto rickshaw driver for a journey of approximately 2 kilometers in Bangalo
According to the UN estimate the number of women who have been raped and violated in their lifetime stands at one billion.
From Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale:
Since July 2009, I have been a friend and occasional mentor to a unique high school for girls run by the Bangalore Municipality.
(This story was originally published in the Women's International Perspective, a California based news/media agency that voices unique perspectives of women globally).
"Every step is a fight
Every breath a small victory
A sheet of paper a milestone
A pay slip, a dream that was feared to never come true."