Rights of Equality is a digital advocacy and activism platform advancing gender equality and women’s rights globally. Our mission is to use digital media to educate, engage and empower the communities to fight against harmful socio-cultural and systemic issues which oppress women and girls.
Rights of Equality was started in 2018 by Swagata Sen as a personal blog with a mission to educate and promote awareness about systemic gender discrimination, gender based violence and harmful socio-cultural norms which affect women. Since then, Rights of Equality has gradually evolved into a digital advocacy and activism platform fighting for women’s rights and equality. From a gender equality blog, it has grown to become a network of like-minded individuals worldwide who believe that women’s rights are human rights, and women all over the world must have equal rights and access to opportunities.
Why Gender Equality?
Growing up in an Indian middle class family, Swagata felt her life experience has predominantly been defined by her gender. No matter what she did or achieved, her primary identity was that she was a female. In her own words, ‘even the most educated and enlightened individuals around me did not believe that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. I felt limited, restricted, discriminated against because I was a woman’
As a young girl, Swagata noticed that people around her would often justify the systemic discrimination between men and women as a part of the culture or tradition. She identified one of the major barriers to achieving gender equality was lack of awareness and decided to dismantle this barrier through education and advocacy. Her journey as a women’s rights activist has been full of obstacles, often with slow or minimal progress. But giving up was not an option as she was committed to creating a more sustainable world for the future generation. You can find more about her and follow her on LinkedIn.
What Do We Do?
Our primary goal is to promote awareness and educate communities about systemic gender based discrimination. We believe that the first step to any major social transformation is education and awareness. With education comes the courage and power to think, ask questions and challenge the status quo. We write about different social, cultural and legal issues which are discriminatory and oppressive to women. We want to equip everyone with the wisdom to challenge the social issues and norms that oppress women, and have been ongoing for generations without being questioned
We empower women and men by providing them resources and guidance to break the barriers of gender inequality. We amplify their voices by providing them with a safe space to share their stories and bring their concerns of fighting oppression and discrimination, and a platform to connect with the activists who have been doing groundbreaking work in advancing gender equality and women empowerment. We believe, the more you read, talk, share, ask questions, join conversations and connect with people who inspire you, the more you get the power and courage to bring changes.
We engage women and men in challenging patriarchal norms and gender discrimination. We promote the fact that feminism is not a movement against men, but against a system which discriminate and oppress women. We equip and encourage everyone in taking tangible actions and participating in social media campaigns using our resources and guidance. We provide the opportunity to bring their concerns directly to our platform. We also offer volunteering opportunities to hone different skills and knowledge of advocacy and activism and to amplify the impact on social transformation.
WORK WITH US
As a volunteer lead advocacy platform, we rely heavily on individuals passionate about advancing women’s rights and equality and determined to create a more sustainable world for all.
Promoting awareness by creating impactful and engaging contents and resources are the most important part of our advocacy. We are always on the lookout for writers, graphic designers, advocates, gender experts, and trainers who are trying to create a better and safer world for women. Please check out below the volunteering positions at present:
We are looking for volunteers who can create captivating and engaging social media contents on different social issues which are discriminatory to women. If you have the knowledge or prior experience in social media content creation, graphic designs or digital marketing, we would love to have you on our team. Please email us at email@example.com with your resume, a few samples of your previous work and your social handles.
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