Celebrating Life
Saying no to child marriage and yes to an education

Saying no to child marriage and yes to an education

Reshmi is a 15-year-old, timid and calm girl studying in the 9th grade from a community in Dumka, Jharkhand. When she turned 15, her parents wanted to get her married at the earliest. Even though Reshmi was eager to continue her studies, she was under constant pressure from her parents and relatives who kept looking for prospective grooms.   Then one day her parents found a suitable…

Didi is here

Didi is here

Thumpa didi grabs my arm and herds me down an alley and through a crowd of men. I am wary, but certainly curious. The air is heavy with the smell of alcohol fused with incense, sweat and sewage. The lanes…

Shattered Dreams

Shattered Dreams

Mumbai- the city of dreams, becomes Samira’s worst nightmare Samira (name changed to protect identity) loved going to school. However, at the age of fourteen, after having studied only up to class four, her family could no longer afford that…