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Archive | April, 2016

Childline, Aangan and Majlis – Reports on a field visit to Mumbai

Sat on the floor of a hut in the slums, a young girl asks me ‘Why do you want to help us?’  Its such a cynical question from such a young mind, hardened to the motivations of man and society.  We can come out with phrases like ‘It’s my duty to leave the world a better place,’ or ‘I believe all young girls should be given the opportunities I have been,’ or we can discuss issues around empowerment and inequality, rights and access, all of which are relevant. …

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