Priya was always special. A bright child, a talented singer, with a sweet disposition. Today, on the lawns of the Chief Minister of Delhi's official residence, Priya's father, maybe for the first time, also realized this fact.
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There are close to 3,000 girls who are not attending school in three slums alone, and Father and Daughter Alliance intends to bring them all to school as its work in Delhi expands.
Meetings will foster father-daughter communication, help fathers understand the value and dignity of their daughters and will keep fathers accountable.
When girls abroad are treated as objects or animals, our own daughters' dignity is diminished. Ultimately, all of them are our daughters.
Helping children in India, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Yemin and Benin would significantly contribute to achieving universal pimary education for boys and girls.
Many organizations work with women and children and hold them in shelters as victims of abuse, but not many are working directly with those men who may be still causing suffering to others.
We absolutely need to work together, women and men, fathers and mothers, in the education and protection of all children -- especially girls.
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