Hullo all. I am very sorry for the lack of updates. I have nothing to contribute, I am afraid. I have been super busy all this while! Just got done with a project and am working on a report for a week-long workshop I attended. It was pretty intense. The organisation is a pressure group that takes on advocacy of child's rights. It reaches the most vulnerable communities with the intention of changing attitudes and ensuring a better future, such that people children and adolescent people make informed decisions. Therefore, it tries to educate boys against getting into conflict with law. They do this by providing them with vocational training and eventually letting the boys handle themselves. Girls are often illiterate as they are not allowed out of the house. Child marriage is rampant and politicians have demanded the lowering of the marriagable age to 15 years! The organisation works agains tthese to provide children with brighter futures. HOWEVER! They do not do this only in terms of forming little groups, but rather try to establish a model that can be replicated in other state institutions. They function alongside the government, often influencing the laws passed. I've gone on this rant cause they have offered me a job to handle communications and research, and while I am flattered, i fear being incapable of delivering as they would believe I can. In other words, I fear underperforming.
The last 2 weeks have been a little dramatic for me. My boyfriend broke up with me after a year and 2 months (not very long, but I haven't been in those long relationships, and I really thought this would be different) saying that I am too stupid for him, since our views differ. It scares me to think that the educated Hindus (who are a majority religious group, and even though they claim to be atheist, they pray to their Gods because they think they are not worshiping a particular person) in this society believe in the superiourity of their opinion over that of others. They find it impossible, for most of it, to understand other minority opinions. I then went for the workshop which had a majour section on Child Sexual Abuse, and that really got a lot of things I felt clarified. I will finally be contacting an NGO regarding the cases of sexual abuse that I am aware of, thanks to the new (not yet notified) law.
Well, my report has already touched 13,000 words and I am not done at all! Have been typing for 3 days. So frustrating, but I really want to do it well. I also have a project for which I will be a Research Assistant for a month. From what I see, there isn't much I have to do. But the theme is Environmental Injustice, and I find that very interesting!
Anymews, here is a peacock feather I later transformed into an ear-ring. But since my mobile memory card had a virus, I had to format it and have no pictures of the procedure. Shame.