India ranks near the bottom of 149 countries for gender equality. The media is filled with frequent reports of terrible violence against women in India, and the number of women in the workforce – already very low – is declining. And yet, India’s political history counts several powerful women, and two female heads of state….
What Happens When Girls in One of India’s Largest Slums Start Coding and Building Apps
The Dharavi area of Mumbai, India is home to nearly a million people, and one of the world’s largest slums. It was the setting for the movie Slumdog Millionaire, and many who live there are destitute and illiterate. But in 2014, documentary filmmaker Nawneet Ranjan started a nonprofit called Dharavi Diary, which teaches children –…