Radar Roundup: October 11, 2014
Highlights from what we’re reading this week
- Today is International Day of the Girl Child, a worldwide call to action to end violence against girls in private and public domains. Check out Dasra’s related report “Marry Me Later”—on preventing child marriage and early pregnancy in India.
- 4 ways Google is working to disrupt gender bias throughout the company.
- “I’ve come to notice more and more how working within the particular masculine sexism of the tech industry has nudged the way I present myself, just a little. I’ve noticed how, very slowly, I’ve started to acquiesce into playing roles that get assigned to me. I’ve noticed how I disappear behind these masks.”
- How can urban planners design cities that are safer for women? (Related: “Claiming Spaces”—an audio documentary about how women experience public spaces.)
- At the intersection of fashion and tech, one writer wonders if new, larger mobiles like the iPhone 6 will finally nudge fashion designers to pay more attention to pockets for women.
- And, of course, let’s celebrate the Nobel Peace Prize, which has us on a high: a young girl’s voice of steel, an exemplary Indian man committed to ending trafficking, and India and Pakistan holding hands on a global stage.
Badal ja! lately
- Women and money is a powerful combination for change – see how corporations are buying from Indian women.
- Think child marriage is a problem too difficult to crack? Think again – rural Bihari girl are questioning it, thanks to reproductive education.