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Arpita Mitra
Currently an undergraduate Sociology student at Lady Shri Ram College for Women in New Delhi, Arpita is passionate to make a difference- by learning, exploring and interacting with young girls and women across the Globe.
She hopes to extend every opportunity to other girls that she has been privileged to receive, in order to help them reach their potential. She is the Coordinator of the Women’s Development Cell in her Campus, a Half the Sky Movement campus ambassador, and looks forward to initiating a Project on Women Empowerment in association with CARE India and Half the Sky Movement.

Arpita has been honored to represent India at the Study of the US Institute on Women's Leadership, in association with the University of Kansas and the US Department of State. An ardent advocate of women and child rights, she aspires to be a Criminologist seeking juvenile justice internationally. She draws her inspiration from Daw Aung San Suu Kyi- an alumni of her own college, and works of Khaled Hosseini.

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Opening Opportunities to Differently-Abled Women and Girls

(4) Comments | Posted May 14, 2013 | 12:54 PM

Discrimination against women is a grave concern embedded in the roots of my society in India and social systems across the globe since antiquity. I have learned and seen firsthand that within the larger framework of gender inequality, layers of discrimination exist which are far more starkly visible in India....

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