Completely happy Ladies’s Historical past Month!
Right here at Alternative Worldwide, we’re proud to honor ladies, rejoice their achievements, and draw consideration to the boundaries that also influence their potential to reside the lives they deserve all 12 months lengthy. However each March, we take particular time to pause and mirror—each on how far we’ve come and the way far we nonetheless should go.
Worldwide, ladies stay underrepresented and unable to entry equal alternatives for work, training, monetary independence, and extra. By way of custom-designed applications like our agent banker initiative in India, we’re dedicated to reaching and together with ladies in order that they will have autonomy over their funds and futures.
We’re additionally dedicated to studying—which is why we’re excited to learn a strong, tragic, and celebrated novel about ladies in India this month. Be part of us as we dive into Honor by Thrity Umrigar.
In Umrigar’s masterfully crafted ninth novel, we be taught extra concerning the tragedy of honor killings, which have been used to implement brutal management over ladies in sure communities. The story begins with an unspeakable act that brings two ladies collectively, and what ensues is an unforgettable story of affection and braveness as they every attempt to navigate the impossibility of being true to themselves underneath an oppressive system of native customs. Meena and Smita are characters that may keep on with you lengthy after you flip the ultimate web page.
On this deeply human story, Umrigar illuminates the contradictions between belonging and ostracization, love and betrayal, and household—each born and chosen.