Mallika testifies at “India’s Missing Girls” hearing

As some of you may know, last week Mallika testified before Congress on the issue of gender-biased sex selection in India. Mallika’s role was to provide knowledge on this critical human rights issue, she knew very well that the conversation would spill (as the hearing was partly led by right-wing conservatives) into the arena of abortion and reproductive rights. She stated emphatically and unequivocally that you cannot empower women by taking away their rights. In case you couldn’t hear her — over the arrogant interruptions of some rude congressmen– Mallika expanded on some of her thoughts in a piece for RH Reality Check.