As long as we remain silent, nothing will ever change – we will never get our rights.
Many NGOs work with youth, where they get a platform to learn and grow. At Raahi however, Anubhuti has ensured from the beginning that the group remains our own. They do not own it or control us. We have ownership over everything – from naming the group to making our code of conduct to drafting our values. When Anubhuti members say they believe in Democracy, they really do.
Girls don’t usually get platforms like this, especially as leaders. Leaders are generally men. I’d like to change that.
हमें ऐसे किताबों के बारे में जागरूक रहना चाहिए जो लिंगवादी और जातिवादी भेदभाव को बढ़ावा देते हो – उनकी आलोचना करने से और ज़रूरत पड़े तो उन्हें अस्वीकार करने से डरना नहीं चाहिए।
We should be aware of texts, some of which condone gender and caste discrimination – and not be afraid to critique, and if necessary, reject them.