Margaret Joeji I come from Trichi, in Tamil Nadu. I am a dalit woman. My community is discriminated, and we face a lot of violence from “upper-caste”. The women are often victims of rape, and other forms of physical violence. Most of the people have converted to christianity, but we are still treated as untouchables. We are now labelled as dalit christians.
I am a human right activist and a feminist, so I have lots of stories to tell. I face violence every day, and I now want to find a space to speak about it and advocate for changes. Community media is the right place to do it, since it gives voice to the underprivileged. In Tamil Nadu, the media is under the control of political parties. No one covers caste violence and human rights violations.
I want to speak about women's feelings, their struggles and sufferings. Being in India Unheard would be a way to report independently and to talk about the common people's problems.