What does life as a woman or girl look like in your country/city/town/village? Any issues/challenges?

Girls are being educated not to become independent but rather to find a good life partner. Moreover, in the remote interior areas, there is a lack of education, and proper guidance is still missing.


What would you like the world to know about you? What life experience, challenge or achievement do you want to share?    

I'm good at sports. I could have been able to do more in sports but after state level competitions, my family never allowed me to go for nationals. I kept blaming my family for it. 

I'm good at studies as well but 5 years ago, I lost my father and everything fell apart within seconds so I was not able to get into my dream college. Again I blamed that situation.
After beginning my Bachelors, I just decided one thing for my own sake, "stop playing this blame game". If it really matters, get it done anyhow against all the odds of the society.

Then the magic began, 5 years of bachelors ... each year doing so many extracurricular activities to develop myself. It was then that I decided to take a little risk of going for an internship abroad (unique in itself). No one believed in me, few made fun of me but then I just wanted to give it a try and to be amazed that one internship turned out to be a life changing experience for me. The people around me actually could see that change in me so much that till next vacations, ten of my friends followed the same path of travelling abroad for an internship. Somehow, the curiosity within me of exploring new things made an impact on others as well. I was happy.

Complete this sentence: "To be a girl or woman today, is to be..."    

To be a girl or woman today, is to be independent. Maybe today we can rely on someone for expenses but what if we lose that same person at some point?... So it's better to learn a skill and be independent so at least we can rise above all setbacks.