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The MAHI Project

Sisters Devika and Saloni Kumar Create the MAHI Project: Providing Menstrual Education to Underprivileged...

by Gabbie Deonath - Follow @browngirlmag All photos courtesy of Devika and Saloni Kumar. Raised in Texas, sisters Devika and Saloni Kumar spent many vacations throughout their childhood and teenage years traveling back to India...

‘Women’s Human Rights and Migration’: Professor of Law, Sital Kalantry, on Her Latest Book...

"Progress is often incremental when it comes to human rights. On a day-to-day basis, this can become frustrating, especially when things appear to be moving backward rather than forward. Take, for example, the rollback we are facing on dignity and human rights for many communities today, including immigrants. But then sometimes we achieve victories and those keep one going."
domestic violence

Confronting Domestic Violence Within my Indo-Caribbean Family

Lisa Ramadhar remembers the first time she met her mother, but little did she know that on that landmark day it would lead to a truth bubbling below the surface of domestic violence, immigration and how to pair her parents, the abuser and the abused, with herself.

This is How Rabia Nasimi Escaped the Taliban Regime to Pursue her Studies at...

Rabia Nasimi's journey from Afghanistan in the back of a lorry to Cambridge University gives many women the hope of integrating successfully into British society.
Malala Yousafza

Malala Yousafzai Trolled for Wearing Skinny Jeans and Western-Style Clothing—Highlights Society’s Ignorance

To comment on Malala Yousafzai's choice of clothes undermines everything that she has fought for - it highlights a very real disease in our society.
Me Too

#MeToo Goes Global: What Happened in Goa Doesn’t Stay in Goa

Today, in the Western world, I wouldn’t hesitate to trigger the alarm should anyone dare to sexually violate me. In India, I would still think twice!
Beyond The Clouds

‘Beyond The Clouds’: Majid Majidi’s Universal Language of Humanity

Iranian-born Majid Maijidi continues his passion to depict humanist topics with “Beyond the Clouds”, whose world premiere opened up at the British Film Institute.

Ink Minx: An American-Pakistani Woman’s Journey to Tattoo Artistry

A childhood affinity for mehendi turned into an unlikely passion and career choice for one Pakistani American woman.

Eradicating Violence Against Women and Victim-Blaming in Kerala

Ever since I was a child, I frequently traveled to Kerala, a state in India known as God’s own country. Kerala is one of the most educated states in India with a literacy rate of 94%. Besides education, Kerala is known for its natural beauty, tranquility, and strong, diverse cultural traditions. Unlike my other trips to Kerala, this trip was an eye-opener as I became aware of a different, grimmer image of the status of women.

Mehjabeen Hassan Takes Female Empowerment Forward One Outfit at a Time

Mehjabeen Hassan wants to break through South Asian norms and stereotypes in more than one way, and her clothing line is just the start.

Kavita Mehra Talks About Sakhi, A Vehicle That Drives Female Empowerment Forward

There is a personal connection to our work at Sakhi, and working for an organization focused on gender based violence is the reason I entered the non-profit sector.
malala twitter

Malala is on Twitter and Everyone is Freaking Out

After all of Malala Yousafzai's accomplishments, it's her entry into the Twitter world that has us all so amped up and excited.
Trump Effect

The Spreading Effects of Donald Trump’s White Supremacist Ideology

America has not been the only country affected by the election of the 45th U.S. president. Our neighbors to the north have also been touched by the “Trump Effect.”
brown girl guide to gender

Viral Poem ‘A Brown Girl’s Guide To Gender’ Speaks a Universal Truth

A powerful spoken word performance went viral when a student spoke out about the harassment and sexism women face every day.
vogue india

Combating Eurocentric Beauty Ideals: A Commentary on Kendall Jenner on Vogue India

It is outrageous that Vogue India would select Jenner to represent their magazine in honor of their 10th anniversary.
Begum Jaan

Vidya Balan’s ‘Begum Jaan’ Fails to Leave Audiences With Powerful Impact

Unique as the story is, the film fails to leave the powerful impact it had the potential to as a result of loose direction and poor scripting.

Writing Myself Out of My Marriage

As a child, I have a distinct memory of my mom telling me that by no means did I need to be married to have my own children, that I could have as many children as I wanted on my own so long as I was able to care for them, that I did not need a man to have children. What stands out is my desire, even back then, not to be married. I was never the girl who wanted the ring and the wedding and the man (or woman).

#WomensHealthWednesday: Abortion Literacy and Women’s Autonomy

Abortion. No matter who you are, where you come from or what you believe in, that one word evokes a reaction or sentiment.
abortion

President Donald Trump Reinstates Anti-Abortion Rule Endangering the Lives of Women Globally

This short-sighted and narrow-minded policy will not only cause a detrimental “back alley” abortion system but will cause respective health care costs to skyrocket making the already difficult process near impossible.
women's march

Women Came Together and Marched, Now We Run for Office

The Women’s March on Washington, D.C. is a historically uplifting and significant moment, but it cannot be the last of our activism this year, or any year.

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