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As I boarded the flight from Narita airport to Delhi, I had tears in my eyes at the thought of leaving a place which kept me safer than my own country. Japan is known for its safety and hospitality. However, for a woman from Delhi...

Safety in public spaces is of paramount importance for everyone. Yet, women are often more concerned about their safety as compared to men. The lack of safe mobility choices and poor last mile connectivity adversely impacts women’s growth both socially and economically. For women to...

This time I spoke to Sanjana Nagesh, a 22 year, college student in Australia studying marketing and she has truly cracked her course. If you don't believe me, just check out BrownGirlGang (BGG). It’s a space that features inspiring and badass South Asian women around...

One more reference to “Khadar Ki Ladkiyan”!  We know that it was a great learning experience for the girls but now we want to talk about what an amazing experience it was for the people working with the girls. We’ve put up interviews with the girls...

Ayona Datta, author of “The Illegal City: Space, Law and Gender in a Delhi Squatter Settlement”, and Busk Medal awardee from Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is Reader of Urban Futures (Associate Professor) in King’s College, London. She has a background in architecture, environmental design...

I got the amazing opportunity to speak with Dr. Nandita Shah, Co-Director of Akshara Centre which is a not-for-profit women’s organisation based in Mumbai, working for the empowerment of women and girls. Nandita is an activist, academic and researcher who has been part of the...

I got the chance to talk to Meera, from Madanpur Khadar, who featured in the rap song “Khadar Ki Ladkiyan”, which is a song that the girls of that community wrote and sung explaining their troubles and asserting their right to the city. This song...

There were so many amazing girls who were a part of the Khadar Ki Ladkiyan hit song and I felt that talking to just one of them wasn’t enough. So, I spoke to Seema recently. She lives in Madanpur Khadar and has been there since...

We have done some work in Port Moresby around market areas and public transport and we did this project with UN Women and were so incredibly lucky to meet and work with some amazing people. One of the people we got to know was Lizette...