Millions of women formed a 385-mile-long "Women's Wall" to protest gender inequality

    By: Caitlin Kepple on Jan 07, 2019

    Rose Troup Buchanan of Buzzfeed News writes, "Millions of women formed a massive human chain in India to protest gender inequality.

    The so-called “women’s wall” took place in Kerala on Tuesday, one day before two women made history in the southern state by entering a Hindu shrine that had previously banned women between the ages of 10 and 50.

    Five million women are estimated to have joined hands and formed the 385-mile-long chain, which was organized by the leftist coalition government in Kerala. Officials had expected 3 million to attend, but told BBC News that 5 million turned out.

    The official Twitter account of Pinarayi Vijayan, the head of the Keralan government, tweeted that the wall was a “momentous” occasion for all involved." READ MORE>>

    Released: January 7, 2019, 12:22 pm
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