International Women's Day 2019: Spotlight on India - Acumen

International Women’s Day 2019: Spotlight on India

March 08, 2019

This Women’s Day arrives in the midst of incredible momentum in the fight for gender equality across the globe. Women are joining forces, making their voices heard and changing conversations to create a more just future.

This year, we’re putting the spotlight on India, where over the last several months, women have organized massive demonstrations to desegregate the country’s temples and mobilized movements to end unjust taxes on women’s health products.

Like the millions of women taking it to the streets to demand equality, Acumen believes that all women deserve the same opportunities and security as their male counterparts. That’s why, this International Women’s Day, we’re featuring women who are paving the way for a brighter future in India.

Women like Ravina, one of the few female rickshaw drivers based in Ghaziabad on the outskirts of New Delhi. Ravina is a mother of six and determined to ensure her kids have a solid roof over their heads and access to quality education. With the help of a loan from Acumen investee SEWA Grih Rin Limited (Sitara), a social enterprise providing affordable home financing to underserved low-income families, Ravina is well on the road to achieving her dreams.

Watch her story below and follow along on Facebook as we share stories of women like Ravina who are changing the course of history.

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