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In a Perfect World – Part 2

By |2016-11-04T14:29:19-07:00December 11th, 2014|Social Work, Women in India|

In a perfect world home is a safe place. Children do not fear their parent will harm them or worry their mother will be battered. Yet, sadly, domestic violence is a tragic reality for many of the girls who go to Wings School. The national rate of reported domestic violence in India is 43% (North [...]

What is Eve Teasing?

By |2016-11-04T14:29:21-07:00December 8th, 2013|Women in India|

Grace, the director of Wings, has made the comment that many of the girls at Wings are Eve-teased daily: on the bus, walking home, on the way to the village well to get water, and more. I found that term confusing and so I did a little research.  Eve teasing refers to the biblical Eve [...]

Freedom Is Being In The Drivers Seat

By |2015-06-18T13:01:09-07:00November 7th, 2013|Women in India|

It had been one of those suburban mom days: I spent the entire day in my car.  Every mom has those days of shuffling kids, doing errands to keep the family afloat, running to appointments, etc.  By the end of the day I was exhausted and grumpy.  I let loose a martyr tirade at my [...]

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