Over the last few years, I have had the opportunity to travel the world. I’ve visited Nepal, Peru, India, France, Thailand, Cambodia, Australia, Mexico, Germany, and Kenya.
I’ve learned that we’re not all that different. And, when it comes down to it—inequality and injustice live everywhere.
But, so does hope.
I think that girls in India would say to people in America, “We have the same hopes” or “We would also like to live a comfortable life.”
This is part of the reason why my brother and I sponsor—and are friends with—a child in India named Mansi.
You see, equality is a global problem. To achieve an equal world, problems need to be addressed everywhere. In the past, girls and women in the U.S. have been treated unfairly or harshly. That has changed somewhat, but there is a long way to go. There are still stereotypes like, “Women shouldn’t drive” or “Women have to clean the house and they shouldn’t have a job.” Also, something that is unfair is that men don’t appreciate the work women go through to have and raise children. Here in the U.S., women still don’t get paid the same as men for similar work! Let’s hope for an amazing president in the next election.
It’s time to enact change. Through advocacy, awareness, and sponsorship, we can make a difference for children and girls everywhere—whether they live in India or the United States. I’m proud to stand with an organization that is working towards that goal.