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Drop The Ink

Are you a woman voter? What's the issue that matters the most to you? Drop the ink on the issue, or add an issue we may have missed. You're the change!

The issues you see on the Drop the Ink page reflect the opinions of the young women who've contributed to The Quint's Me, the Change campaign and through the insights gathered from the Me, the Change Survey, conducted in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS).

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Meet The Achievers

Anshu Rajput

Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh

21-year-old Anshu was 15 and sleeping outside her home when a neighbour threw acid at her. Her life may have changed then, but she's still working hard to change the lives of others. Read More

Do you know a first-time woman voter
who's changing her community?

"How can we talk about the scheme when we haven't benefitted from it? The government may make claims but it's important to fulfill them."

"GOVERNMENT SHOULD REVOLUTIONISE JOB MARKET"

Raipur, Chhatisgargh

A chaupal was held on 16 November at Nagarpalika Nigam in Raipur. What do Raipur's first-time women voters want? Read More

  • Equal opportunity in procuring jobs and creation of more jobs
  • No moral policing and restrictions on girls

"BIGGEST PROBLEM IS OF GENDER DISCRIMINATION"

Indore, Madhya Pradesh

On 22 November, young girls from Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya in Indore came together to demand better infrastructure and jobs. Read More

  • Better safety measures
  • Rethinking reservation policies in education and jobs

"HAVE TO END CHILD MARRIAGES IN VILLAGES"

Jodhpur, Rajasthan

On 5 December, a chaupal was held at Mandor Garden in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The Quint spoke to a group of young voters in Jodhpur who say that most of them had to move out of their native villages because there were no proper educational facilities. Read More

  • Lack of basic amenities like water supply and electricity
  • Against child marriages which is still prevalent in villages

"IF SAFETY IS AN ISSUE, KEEP THE BOYS LOCKED INSIDE ALSO"

Telangana, Hyderabad

A chaupal was held on 29 November 2018 outside Hyderabad Central University with a group of students. Here are the issues that matter most to Telangana's first time voter. Read More

  • Girls should be able to complete their education and not be married off at a young age
  • Increasing awareness regarding sexual harassment and violence against girls
"The biggest problem I have is that of gender discrimination. For example, if a boy stays out late, his parents will be okay. But when it’s a daughter, they will call her ten times. Why does this happen? We should be given equal opportunities."