Articles by Malini Gopalakrishnan

Malini Gopalakrishnan works with Voice 4 Girls (, an organisation working with marginalised adolescent girls to enable them to break out of the adverse cycles of poverty and social inequality, and realise their true potential.

I first met Faiza Aijaaz a month back. Her school in Hyderabad was one of the seven Minority Welfare Schools where our organisation was all set to start working. Faiza was one of the smallest girls in Grade 7, a class of girls aged between 11 and 13. Shy and reserved at first, Faiza turned out to be bright as a button. As a part of vetting the students and the school, our team was to have a short interaction with the girls. During this session – an activity that placed the spotlight on the various physical, emotional and societal…

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