Maria Toorpakai posed as a boy in order to be allowed to play squash in her native Pakistan. Here how she ended up leaving her country, and training in Canada with squash great Jonathon Power: http://ow.ly/jgcFP
Have you ever felt boxed in by gender roles? What did you do about it?
For a 12-year-old, Sarita Meena leads a busy life. She works hard, plays hard, and she helps her mother at home. When she grows up, she wants to be a teacher. See what a typical day in Sarita’s life looks like.
These photos were taken by Sarita Meena with a camera loaned to her by reporter Rhitu Chatterjee. She takes you on a walk through her home, village and introduces you to the people and animals in her life.
Listen to Chatterjee’s report, “India’s Shifting Gender Roles: One Girl’s Tale”: http://ow.ly/iAH4Q