Equality Culture in India

Podcast  by Meera Tenguria via UN Online Volunteers Service:

Within the context of India, we discussed menstruation, empowerment, and education.


Equality Culture is a podcast by SAFIGI Outreach Foundation (Safety First for Girls). The discussions on the intersection between Culture and Gender Equality build on SAFIGIs goal for SDG 5 – gender equality and equity, and SDG 11- safer cities. Safety of girls begins with a safe space to talk about what is working in our culture and what needs to be improved.

Culture and various traditions play an integral part of a people who share common everyday experiences. It is a unifying factor which gives each group identity and sense of belonging detailing the rich history of where people originated from. Many fight and die to preserve their culture and traditions. With globalization, environmental changes and development consistently spreading globally, it has become apparent that some traditional practices promote equal thriving of human beings while others pose a threat to equality and the upholding of human rights.

The #EqualityCulture discussions from across the globe will challenge us to think critically about equality from views of different cultures, thereby creating the first step to a more equal and safer world while embracing our unique values.


SAFIGI Foundation is a dynamic body of volunteers and members who are passionate about improving safety for girls through safety education. SAFIGI strives to create a world where girls are empowered, equipped and fulfilled in every aspect of their life, for the benefit of global development.

To know more about SAFIGI, visit: https://www.safetyfirstforgirls.org

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