India now allows people to self-identify as "third gender" on official forms. But Hijras, a quasi-religious order of transgender women, remain a stigmatized group on the whole. A new all-Hijra band is setting out to change that with two highly-produced singles.
Reshma Quereshi is taking the acid attack that disfigured her for life and turning it into a positive campaign for change in India. And she's doing it by becoming the face for cosmetic ads across the country.
A new program gives teenagers in a Mumbai slum a chance to talk about gender violence — and the other ways girls are treated differently than boys. The hope is that a new generation will question traditional dynamics that leave girls often victimized and powerless.
Parvati Pujari is the first member of her Mumbai family to get a college degree. She's also the first of her sisters not to be married off young. And she played on India's national women's rugby team. By working with other women to coach sports in this poor part of the city, she's passing on the attributes that helped her overcome her obstacles and achieve her dream.
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