Sixty-one years ago today, the United Nation General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document which contained world governments’ promise to ensure dignity and equality for all.
But today, women and girls are too often excluded from this promise, and are particularly vulnerable to human rights violations, especially women and girls of color, poor women, rural women, indigenous women, and sex workers.
In honor of this special anniversary, and in an effort to highlight grassroots efforts to ensure the inclusion of women and girls in the promise the Universal Declaration, check out this fantastic new IWHC short documentary highlighting the mobilization efforts of sex workers in rural India. The video was shot and edited by my ever-amazing co-worker Audacia Ray on her recent trip to India. It comes as the result of collaboration with SANGRAM, an organization based in based in Sangli, Maharashtra that is becoming an increasingly strong advocate locally, nationally, and globally for health policies and programs that are responsive to the real-life needs of local communities. You can read more about SANGRAM here.