ending violence toward Indian women
Sisters, at this time I have sent email to a number of men's organizations in India, the men in the India Cafe, a number of organizations in India that claim to represent women and have nothing back. That's zero replies for about 20 emails sent. This has caused me to think that noone wants to get involved or are afraid to get involved. While these lack of results disappoints me, it doesn't deter me or dampen my passion that something can and must be done.
Recently, Kurien, an Indian male politician was invited to NY by Women Deliver, to speak about the condition of women in India and it was pointed out that he was directly involved in the cover up of the rape/murder in Delhi last December. I signed a petition demanding their apology, but that won't change anything.
I will continue to write to organizations in India and the West who claim to support women in India. For now, I think the best action we can take is to continue to educate and empower girls and women in India. As one of your pointed out, when a girl stays in school and gets an education, she can get a better job and help support her parents financially. The programs that World Pulse has going is our best bet for the present.
I will continue to search for answers and I urge all of you to do the same. Keep posting at India Cafe and let's keep our ideas flowing.
with all my love,