October 11th has been declared as the International Day of Girl Child by the UNICEF.

We can have long debates on how the government is empowering our women, our girls. But the bitter truth is, we are giving a wrong message to our children, right inside our homes.

Let’s tell our daughters about the things they are capable of, rather than telling them about the things they aren’t capable of. Let’s stop the gender bias at our homes by telling girls to cook because they have to feed their families in future. Rather, tell them to be outspoken, brave and hard working. Let’s also cut inequality at its roots by encouraging our boys to work hard not because they have to provide for the family, but because they have to make a place for themselves here in this world.


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