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Fed up with abusive husbands and corrupt officials, India’s poorest women dressed in pink saris are banding together to fight corruption and injustice and to raise their voices against the system.The Gulabi or “Pink Gang” fights for the rights of women and other marginalized people in rural India.

Fed up with abusive husbands and corrupt officials, India’s poorest women dressed in pink saris are banding together to fight corruption and injustice and to raise their voices against the system.The Gulabi or “Pink Gang” fights for the rights of women and other marginalized people in rural India.

In 2015 President Obama awarded Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman elected to Congress, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 1972, Chisholm ran for the Democratic nomination, making history as the first African American from a major party to run for president. After Congress, Chisholm remained a lifelong advocate for minority education and employment. #BlackHistoryMonth

In 2015 President Obama awarded Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman elected to Congress, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 1972, Chisholm ran for the Democratic nomination, making history as the first African American from a major party to run for president. After Congress, Chisholm remained a lifelong advocate for minority education and employment. #BlackHistoryMonth

Gulabi Gang - Uttar Pradesh India.  This is an image of the Gulabi (pink) Gang from India. They are a group of women from some of the poorest villages who wear pink saris and train in stick fighting with their leader Sampat Pal. They attack abusive or negligent husbands and corrupt policemen, taking justice directly into their own hands because they are so often ignored by the authorities. They aim to lift women out of helplessness by giving them self defense skills and high self esteem.

Gulabi Gang - Uttar Pradesh India. This is an image of the Gulabi (pink) Gang from India. They are a group of women from some of the poorest villages who wear pink saris and train in stick fighting with their leader Sampat Pal. They attack abusive or negligent husbands and corrupt policemen, taking justice directly into their own hands because they are so often ignored by the authorities. They aim to lift women out of helplessness by giving them self defense skills and high self esteem.

Actress Hedy Lamarr was also a mathematician and the inventor of frequency hopping spread spectrum, a technology still used for bluetooth and wifi.  Thanks to LGBT Equality World Wide for the share!

Actress Hedy Lamarr was also a mathematician and the inventor of frequency hopping spread spectrum, a technology still used for bluetooth and wifi. Thanks to LGBT Equality World Wide for the share!

"The gulabis (translation: pink gang), whose members say they are a “gang for justice,” started in 2006 as a sisterhood that looked out for victims of domestic abuse. Named after their hot-pink sari uniforms, the gang paid visits to abusive husbands and demanded they stop the beatings. When obstinate men refused to listen, the gulabis would return with large bamboo sticks called laathis and “persuade” them to change their ways."

Social protection: from handouts to social justice

"The gulabis (translation: pink gang), whose members say they are a “gang for justice,” started in 2006 as a sisterhood that looked out for victims of domestic abuse. Named after their hot-pink sari uniforms, the gang paid visits to abusive husbands and demanded they stop the beatings. When obstinate men refused to listen, the gulabis would return with large bamboo sticks called laathis and “persuade” them to change their ways."

The Gulabi Gang. Indian women activists working for justice for abused and oppressed women

The Gulabi Gang. Indian women activists working for justice for abused and oppressed women

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