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FREE/DEM Community Podcast: Zyada Bolne Wali Aurtein Ep10_Ladki ki Shaadi ki age limit kyun?

August 18, 2021

Zyada Bolne Wali Aurtein (Women Who Talk Too Much) is a show about women and by women. It showcases their desires and dreams, questioning the limits imposed on them by society -  and explores what gender equality and freedom means. Episode Producer Shabrana is a young married woman who is a homemaker. She sees her unfulfilled dreams through the eyes of her daughter whom she wants to provide higher education which she herself was deprived of as she was married of early. She is enthusiastic about working on social issues around her and considers herself as a feminist.

 

Episode 10: Ladki ki Shaadi ki age limit kyun?

"Why is marriage considered one and all for a woman? Why is marriage considered a major priority in a woman's life so much that her other dreams are left behind? Isn’t it only fair that women should have the right to choose when to get married or not get married at all?

Freedem fellow Shabrana speaks about women experiencing countless pressure from family, neighbors, society etc to get married after reaching a specific age. She discusses how the age-old tradition of getting married at a specific age creates  undue pressure on young women who are constantly made to believe that their self worth is only defined by their marriage and not by their career or successes.

 

Zyada Bolne Wali Aurtein is one of 6 shows produced as part of the Free/Dem Community Podcasts, the online avatar of the Freedem WhatsApp Radio run by community members of Tajpur Pahadi and other urban slums in and around Delhi. The shows are built around ideas of gender equity, love, freedom of expression, human rights and justice. Through the podcasts community members discuss as well as share their lived realities. They are produced under Ideosync's FREE/DEM initiative, which provides marginalized communities - especially women and migrants - a platform to amplify their narratives and stories using audio and video.

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