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Made in India - Student Volunteers share their Experience

Let her live in collaboration with Commotion organized an event called ‘Made in India’ on the 14th of March 2015 at Dilli Haat, INA, New Delhi. The goal was to encourage young people to celebrate and value the women and girls in their lives by giving them equal opportunity, value and respect. Through an inter college competition with Street theatre, Music and Dance, mindsets which lead to discriminatory attitudes towards women and girls were challenged.

Why do we fear being labeled as a Feminist in India?

The discrimination faced by the girl child in the Indian subcontinent has a long history and is a reality in the lives of the majority of Indian women today. It is evident in the selective elimination of the girl child through infanticide and feticide, in violence against women as reflected in dowry deaths and rape; in discrimination faced by the girl child in terms of nutrition and access to health care.

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Reflection

Working with “Let her Live” has been quite a ‘different’ experience. Though I have no former experience of working with an organisation to compare it to, I could still say the bar has been set quite high. And ‘different’ could mean a lot of things, good and bad, well, the good  will be explained further and the bad, those that may seem as shortcomings, were infact the attractions which made it ‘different’.

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