Gloria Steinem is a writer and activist who has been involved in feminist and other social justice movements for over forty years. Recently she was in Delhi at Apne Aap Women Worldwide, an anti-sex trafficking NGO where she met Shekhar Gupta, Editor-in-Chief, Indian Express and told him about her journey in India 50 years ago. She describes her efforts to bring about a change in the way people look at women as an object and to make them realise the potential a woman has. Watch the Video.
Under intense local and international scrutiny, the New Delhi gang-rape case that sparked widespread protests across India, still awaits its verdict. Six men face criminal prosecution, which includes the death penalty, for brutally raping and killing a 23-year-old physiotherapy student on a moving bus on Dec.16 2012.
While the world keeps a close eye on the trial’s conclusion, India’s less talked about rape has already seen positive change since the New Delphi rape shocked the nation into action.
Sex trafficking is another name for commercial rape. It exploits a society’s poorest and most disenfranchised women. Continue reading.
I used to live in the red light area…Now I feel free from all obstacles.
Poonam Katoon is a vivacious and hopeful girl, whose life was transformed at Apne Aap. She has moved from living in the red light area in a community of inter-generational prostitution, and is now accessing education, excelling in karate, and has even inspired Hillary Clinton. Watch her story here: