INDIA: When the life of a girl baby isn’t even worth one day

INDIA: When the life of a girl baby isn’t even worth one day

Cameron Conaway – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Delhi, INDIA, SOUTH ASIA: Smothering or feeding them milk laced with crushed oleander are two traditional ways of murdering newborn baby girls. Now that some doctors are willing to report the crime, those still engaging in these acts are finding that their old methods leave too much of a […]

U.S. Americans can definitely learn from the slums of India

U.S. Americans can definitely learn from the slums of India

Cameron Conaway – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Mumbai, INDIA, SOUTH ASIA: The Dharavi slums of Mumbai, India were once regarded as the world’s largest ‘shanty-town’. Thanks to Danny Boyle’s wildly successful film Slumdog Millionaire it is certainly the most famous. What most people don’t know is that it is also far and away the world’s most […]

Can we re-gender empowerment and equality of the sexes?

Can we re-gender empowerment and equality of the sexes?

Johannah Reimer – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Kerala, INDIA: In the past two decades feminist advocacy and international development goals, policies, and funding have focused exclusively on women and girls as the best path towards sustainable development. Yet through this development focus, men’s perspectives and needs have been entirely evaded causing a rift in gender perception […]

INDIA: Those with more power in society create more femicide

INDIA: Those with more power in society create more femicide

Rita Banerji – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Calcutta, INDIA: The biggest myth about India’s female genocide is that it’s caused by poverty and illiteracy. If so, we should see the worst gender ratio for girls among India’s poorest. But as the Indian census shows, the best, indeed the most normal gender ratio is in India’s bottommost […]