Slum kids confront sexism as India grapples with abuse of women

BY NITA BHALLA

MUMBAI, March 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Standing before a classroom packed with teenagers, Yojana Salunke begins her weekly one-hour lesson on a subject which many experts say is crucial to helping India address one of its biggest challenges – gender inequality.

“Hands up all those girls who have to do housework before or after school?” Salunke asks, as every pig-tailed girl in the dilapidated state-run school classroom raises their hands.

“And how many boys help their mothers with the chores?” she continues, looking around the room trying to spot the few boys who have lifted their hands.

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