LIKE A DROP OF WATER IN THE OCEAN
In India and elsewhere, educating young girls for a more harmonious world.
The young woman was weaving a shawl, Jacqueline de Chollet bought this square of colored fabric.
A few coins clinked on the table… a man jumped up and took the money.
A banal scene in Indian Rajasthan, a revealing scene for the author. She immediately recognized herself in this woman without rights, this scorned woman, this invisible woman…
What link can there be between the young Indian woman who toils away at her task and the lady who evolved in the mot distinguished societies of Europe and America? In Switzerland and England, Jacqueline de Chollet encountered the same contempt for women, the silence that is imposed on the, the future that is imposed on them. How can we accept this infantilization of women, this willful maintenance in ignorance?
Since women in India – and throughout the world – can only emaciate themselves through education, Jacqueline de Chollet set up the Veerni Project (Veer Ni “the heroine woman “ in Hindi).
Today, this structure enables young Indian girls to attend school in peace.
This poignant story of this adventure takes on a global dimension, focusing on the role of women, their struggles, their future, their hopes….
Jacqueline de Chollet
Born in Paris, Jaqueline de Chollet spent her childhood in Fribourg, Switzerland, where she discovered the contradictions of a Catholic and misogynist society… but one that was open to the world.
In the United States, under the impetus of a dynamic mother, she understood the scope of the feminist struggle.
She continues to fight everywhere to make women’s voices heard.
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