End Child Marriage Through Education

by Shadhika Project Inc
End Child Marriage Through Education
End Child Marriage Through Education
End Child Marriage Through Education
End Child Marriage Through Education
End Child Marriage Through Education
End Child Marriage Through Education
Sep 23, 2020

She is Strong, She is Empowered

India is a country where women are worshiped and also silenced. Practices have been in place since long ago that a girl can never be an equal to a boy. Even a girl cannot see big dreams, already always pressed, laid silent and crushed under their feet. Yes, we all believe that the times are changing, the thinking of people is changing and the attitude of people is changing towards girls, but do we really think so? Are girls getting equal opportunity? Are they getting respect? Are they really independent? the answer would be no – but they are trying. Still girls are behind, they aren't getting opportunity to make their own decision, to choose, to talk, to sit, to laugh, to go out. It's society and family that are controlling them every time and everywhere. 

It is so strange how people are worshiping a lady god and aside they are harassing a woman, beating her and always accepting that women are just made to use and throw. 

Maybe everyone is now thinking we should have started raising our voices long back, but you know, the reason it didn't happen is because of lack of education. Women never got the chance to educate herself, to get to know her rights, to know about how equal she is, how important a role she has, they always try to stopped her from empowering and becoming independent. Such a cultural tradition, like child marriage, its that there is this only option for girls that if girls are getting married in early age it is a good sign of good parents. In the age of going to school she was preparing for marriage and house hold chores. Now if we are looking in India specially in the village side or in uneducated families, girls after 10th grade are getting married even if they are just waiting for 18 years, so between her education they try to fix marriage. Marriage is not only the option for girls, apart from marriage they have their career, goals or to be something and to achieve something in their life. 

There are girls who are facing and dealing with many challenges every day. In fact, every moment, with their household chores, taking responsibility of their home, involving in online lectures even with their talent they are helping their parents financially from taking tuition of children at home, taking sewing and henna design classes at home and in many more ways. They are always telling themselves that they aren’t scared of people, they know they are doing right, they are doing for themselves and for their family and even if their parents aren’t able to understand something they try to explain in a polite way and make their good relation with their parents.

In a world of new normal life, they are proving themselves and making every possibility to learn from everything. Now we need to encourage, to motivate and to create an atmosphere where every girl feels safe and stands on their own feet. Still there are girls who aren’t able to raise their voice or are facing violence so there we need to create awareness and support them, so that, “When she leads change follows”.

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Shadhika Project Inc

Location: Denver, CO - USA
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Project Leader:
Kendra Nicolai
Denver, CO United States

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