‘Girls at Margins’ speak out at symposium
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The city-based Vacha group recently organised a symposium, 'Girls at Margins', to highlight prejudices Indian women face. Attended by over 200 women, including college students, the symposium raised issues of girlhood.
The discussion revolved around how girls and women are still discriminated against and how women's rights in the country need special focus.
"Girls with multiple disabilities suffer more. They have to overcome physical handicap, poverty, minority status and caste prejudice," said Vibhuti Patel, organiser of the event and a professor at SNDT Women's University.
Girls from economically weak backgrounds shared their stories through power-point presentations and read poems on their experiences, asking how the law will address prejudices they face.
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