International Women’s Day 2021 has this year’s theme as “choose to challenge”. We asked our changemakers, readers, and supporters to join this cause with their very own stigmas, biases, and prejudices towards women that they feel have no place in the world in 2021 and asked them to take up a challenge to change the same.
Here are the responses we received for “I Challenge to Change”
- Dr. Anubha Mahajan- Founder, Chronic Pain India
I challenge myself to change the perspective that it’s not bad to be an independent woman and live by yourself and do things by yourself
- Unnathi Suranaa – Ambassador, Down Syndrome Federation of India
I challenge myself to change the stigmas associated with Down Syndrome.
- Preethika & Narayanan – Travel Bloggers, Passing Ports
- We challenge the notion that housework is a woman’s job only.
- Meghnaa Surana – Youth Coach, Educator
I challenge myself to change the fact that girls need not be ambitious ’cause they are not the breadwinners anyway.
- Rashmi Karadalli – Software Professional
I challenge to change the way women are judged by the clothes they wear.
Zahabiya Kutubuddin- Blogger at Youthpur
I challenge to change the unhygienic and difficult menstruation practices followed by women.
Pragya Dugar – NLP Life Coach, Kogniifit Plus Life Class
I challenge the change to the fact that a woman should compromise her dreams for her relationships.
- Tasneem Kutubuddin – Content Creator, Infano
I challenge to change the opinion that a woman needs a man to complete her being.
- Ujani Bhunia – Software Business Analyst
I challenge myself to change being considered lesser than my partner because I am a woman.
Each one of us has our own struggle to overcome, our own war to win, and along the way we hope to change our society into a more inclusive, gender-equal one. Let’s strongly say #IChallengetoChange and let’s not stop this challenge till we actually feel things change. Let this not stop with this year, or this women’s day alone. This should be an ongoing war, a revolution which should stop only when the needful has been achieved.
Mail us here what you would like to challenge to change.