“Violence against women is actually a problem in every country in the world, not just India or poor countries. It just takes different forms.”

-Shefa Sikder on  “Gender Inequality & Violence”

Gender Based Inequality and Violence Against Women in India with Shefa Sikder Shefa Sikder is a hero for women’s issues. She is broadly informed on women’s inequality and laser focused on gender based violence in South Asia. She is currently on project with a large NGO in Bihar, India where she oversees programs that help families understand the importance of women’s equality. 

This conversation turned out to be much broader than India- and how gender based violence and inequality are actually JUST as prevalent in rich, Western countries as they are in places like Bihar, India where there is a lack of infrastructure and support systems for victims. We get into the details- where does India fall on the spectrum of gender violence? How do professionals measure these things? What can we do to make a difference? Don’t miss this episode!

The Invisible India Podcast’s opening and closing music is performed by Christopher Hale on Sitar and Ed Hanley on Tabla.

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