India is a terrible place to be born a woman. TrustLaw have ranked India as the worst country in the G20 in which to be a female, below even Saudi Arabia for gender equality.
In the poverty-blighted villages, women are the poorest. But hunger isn’t their only problem. Violence – and the fear of violence – prevent Indian women from striving for more. Hundreds of millions live lives afflicted by child marriage, denial of education, and denial of healthcare.
But when women in India’s rural communities are supported and empowered, the results are proven to be dramatic.