Our Rights

Spotlight on Aditi Gupta, Founder of Menstrupedia from India

Young Women’s access to Sanitation and Hygiene: World Toilet Day 2018 19th November marks the #WorldToiletDay . While concerns around sanitation and hygiene are being discussed and solutions are being sought globally, the linkages around young women, sanitation and hygiene and access to toilet and sanitation-hygiene services is one which […]

My Future Belongs To Me

Imagine a young girl with so many dreams and ambitions living in a society that believes it has the rights and power to plan, determine and own her life. For me, as a young woman from Tanzania, it’s scary to have been born a woman because of the political, social […]

Disability rights of women and girls are human rights

I had an opportunity to attend the 19th session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), an independent body of experts, which monitors the rights of people living with disabilities on behalf of the UN. This session was particularly interesting for me, as it was focused […]


For centuries we didn’t have a voice, We didn’t have a choice. For years we silenced ourselves with this so called idea of a “Lady” Quiet. Polite. Obedient.   But today we can rejoice, For we do have the choice. We are no longer this so called “Lady” We are […]

Truth and Consequences: Striking a resonant cord

[This post is originally written by Toby Simon, Board member of YWCA Haiti and reposted from www.convergenceri.com with the author’s permission. To access the original article, please click here]   PROVIDENCE – Me, too. Syracuse, N.Y. The first incident I recall was when I was 15 and sitting in Dr. Greminger’s […]