Women and their allies have been raising their voices louder than ever over the last few days on Twitter. Every week MAKERS India rounds up the reflections and deliberations of women online. Scroll through and see what they’ve had to say this week.
The Female Lead pointed out that ‘boys will boys’ is an irresponsible phrase.
Climate Activist, Licypriya Kangujam, shows her mettle and the fact that her fight to better the world is unstoppable.
Today’s #ClimateStrike in front of the Parliament House of India. Why so many policeman are usually threatening me as a resistance in my protest everytime? It needs dozens of police personals to stop an 8 years old girl??? But WE ARE UNSTOPPABLE! @GretaThunberg @Fridays4future pic.twitter.com/QZByk4MlZK— Licypriya Kangujam (@LicypriyaK) February 28, 2020
In the light of a historic win in the Harvey Weinstein trial, there was cheer and uproar regarding this victory for women and survivors of sexual violence.
Today’s historic win in the Weinstein trial is a testament to the bravery and resilience of the #SilenceBreakers, and a victory for survivors everywhere. This is just the beginning. Join @TIMESUPNOW’s fight for safety, equity & justice in every workplace: https://t.co/vEPMuiDSWp— Alysia Reiner (@alysiareiner) February 24, 2020
"The system still mostly fails survivors. Women who are poor, of color, who come forward alone — especially these women — will continue to be disbelieved and blamed....But the Weinstein verdicts indicate that we are beginning to correct course." https://t.co/KADMC4AiSz— TIME'S UP (@TIMESUPNOW) February 24, 2020
Aditi Mittal shed light on the state of affairs in India through a quirky stand-up bit.
Malala and Greta Thunberg shared a powerful picture together, in a celebration of young voices fighting for noble causes.
She’s the only friend I’d skip school for. pic.twitter.com/uP0vwF2U3K— Malala (@Malala) February 25, 2020
Scotland became the first nation to make menstrual hygiene products like pads and tampons free.
Repost from @washingtonpost on Scotland’s new plan to make Menstrual products free🩸🔁— PERIOD (@periodmovement) February 27, 2020
“Scotland is set to become the first nation to provide free pads and tampons — a big win for the global movement to roll back onerous pricing for menstrual products...” pic.twitter.com/dggfj69sXE
Filmmaker Faraz Asif Ansari released the trailer for his film ‘Sheer Qorma’, commenting on the dialogue surrounding LGBTQ+ and the gender spectrum.
#SheerQorma | TRAILER OUT NOW! It is an ode to love, to acceptance, to family. It is dedicated to every mother and every child in the world who strive to find unconditional love. Do receive it with love ♥️ https://t.co/B1T6li1lZa #LoveisLove #LoveWins #LGBT #LGBTQ #LGBQTIA pic.twitter.com/OKXebSBVe9— Faraz Arif Ansari (@futterwackening) February 25, 2020
And the Twitterati cheered on.
UN Women talked about taking a stand towards an equal future for all.