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Radical women, embracing tradition: Kavita Ramdas on TED.com


What does an empowered woman look like? Can she wear a burqa, a hijab, a sari? Kavita Ramdas talks about three remarkable women who celebrate their cultural heritage — while working to reform its oppressive traditions. (Recorded at TEDIndia, November 2009 in Mysore, India. Duration: 6:08) Watch Kavita Ramdas’ talk on TED.com, where you can []

The Buzz: Kavita Ramdas on women's world


Kavita Ramdas, director of the Global Fund for Women, investigated how women are redefining certain paradoxes in their lives, for example the balance between modernity and tradition, and preserving a culture which has oppressive elements. Here are the reactions from Facebook and Twitter: Kavita Ramdas: Many women are using religious practices as instruments of opposition []