The team at the Rights’ Collective is comprised of self-identifying South Asian womxn. We have all experienced gender based stereotyping, discrimination or violence in some form. We have also experienced the fact that very little seems to have been explored in connection to gender based discrimination and violence among the wider Hindu Diaspora community in the U.K. In addition to this, the clear failure of British support services to accommodate and support womxn from this community shows us that this conversation and subsequent actionable steps are a dire necessity.
We believe that the first step to tackling this issue is awareness and knowledge. This is why we have included a substantial research component to the early stages of our work - so that we are able to understand how womxn’s lives are affected by their gender identity in interaction with their other identities and the way their society perceives them.