We couldn’t have picked a more informative episode to end our season with. Sanya Sharma is a 19-year-old law student based in the UK and the founder of the global organization Scarlet Udaan. The aim of the organization is to raise awareness of Female Genital Mutilation. The team has members from different parts of the world including India, UK, Indonesia, US, Canada and many more.
The World Health Organization estimates that 200 million females around the world have undergone FGM/C. The name Scarlet Udaan, comes from the word ‘Scarlet’- a brilliant red colour which signifies the strength in one’s womanhood; and the word ‘Udaan’- is a Hindi word which means ‘to soar’ or ‘to fly’: It symbolizes freedom and the limitless possibilities that exist for an individual. Through the organization, she hopes to bring awareness of Female Genital Mutilation and the impact it has on the lives of females belonging to different communities all around the world. She believes, together, we can end Female Genital Mutilation.
This is Sanya sharing an untold story and we hope you’ll listen.
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This episode is edited by Eric Heidbreder