Something Different for Our Daughters: Mangal & Shital’s Story

At just 14 years old, Mangal Waikar’s parents pressured her into a marriage she didn’t want. As she began raising her own children, she wondered: how could she keep them from following the same path? Set in rural Maharashtra, India, “Something Different for Our Daughters” tells the story of how Mangal and her daughter, Shital, learned how to advocate for their rights–and started demanding a better future for girls throughout their community. With financial support from American Jewish World Service, organizations like MASUM are helping women and girls in India access new opportunities and overturn old ideas about what they can do with their lives.

Videographer: Jonathan Torgovnik. Editor: Andrew Hida. Producer: Elizabeth Daube. Many thanks to the Waikars and to the many AJWS and MASUM staff and volunteers who helped make this video possible.