Resistance of our Generation is run by three teenagers in India- Anishka, Sana & Sonia who are passionate about spreading awareness about various social issues and wish to do their bit to achieve social justice and make a world a safer place for the marginalized communities.
Tell us all about you and your organization!
Resistance of our Generation or ResofourGen is an organisation based in Delhi, India. Our mission is to focus on spreading awareness on various issues with an emphasis on gender and uplifting women and non-binary folk especially from marginalized communities. We set it up with the aim to educate those around us and across the globe about various crucial problems that come up in daily life with a specific importance to how various genders are affected by it. We grew up with our learning restricted to societal norms but ResofourGen hopes to make people unlearn these values instilled because of years of patriarchy and educate about what society really is and how it can be better. At the moment we are focusing on establishing ourself and spreading awareness but have some projects and events in the way that will be (hopefully) more impactful
Why do you think it’s important for your generation to let their voices be heard?
We think everyone deserves a voice. Be it our generation or the generations before us. According to us, your voice can take you anywhere and we encourage and hope that everyone uses their voice to talk about their story or something that can bring a change. The reason we are focusing on our generation is because, a few years back three of us wanted a voice and wanted to change something but were not sure how. We know a lot of people in our generation who want to right the wrongs which have been done in the past. Many a times our generation has been ridiculed and asked to keep quiet as we don’t know enough, but time and time again our generation delivers.
Are you optimistic or pessimistic about the future?
If one would’ve asked us this a few years back we might’ve said pessimistic. With global warming at an all time high and everything around us giving a feeling of hopelessness, pessimistic sounded like the right answer. But after starting ResofourGen, we have been exposed to so many new organisations and like minded people who will not let the future be compromised. There are people looking to make a change in all aspects of society. All of us do not see the change as a want but as a need. Even though we are constantly ridiculed, told to keep quiet and have been accused of Armchair Activism (the internet being the most powerful tool and bringing awareness being the first step to change, we do not think it holds true)-we keep it going. The people around us have forced us to believe that the future though tough, is going to be an optimistic one.
What are the most important issues facing our world right now? And in the future?
It would be unfair and wrong to say there are a set number of important issues which are being faced by us as of now. We feel there can be a set number of issues which are important to one person but not a set number of issues, with so much going on in the world there is so much we are unaware of. There are some issues which are present globally, but there are issues being faced by each country individually as well, which we cannot say are any less important. In India, in
December an anti secular law was passed which went unfairly against the Muslims in our country. There were nationwide protests and extreme cases of police brutality. This is just an example of how issues of an individual country may not be picked up by mainstream media does not make them any less important.
What does your organization offer that helps the world be a better place?
There is a lot going on around the world at the moment, and not everything is in our
hands- but we can try in the hope that as our generation speaks up against all the atrocities and as we continue to fight and resist- we can make the world a better place. That's what ResofourGen wishes to achieve. To teach and change those bigoted minds and reduce prejudicial views of those who are still following the norms of the 1800's. To educate them that the world has moved and we're trying to make it a more acceptable, safer place for all. Spreading awareness, learning, etc are all the first steps to create a better environment
Please tell us all about your current campaigns, projects and endeavors.
Tell everyone where to find you online and on social platforms.
We are going to be focusing on Pride during the month of July which is also a
continuation of our June theme where we talked about the Stonewall riots, Juneteenth, Pride x BLM as well as a suggestion of some LGBTQ+ films and movies. Unfortunately we were not able to cover a lot of topics and thus, are continuing with the same theme for July too. We have an upcoming project, a fundraiser, for which we have started planning and will soon be announced to our viewers too!!
If there is anything else you would like to say, please do!
Feel free to message/ find us on our instagram handle @resofourgen and our tiktok
account @resistanceofourgen. We would love to hear your views about various topics, you can send us your submissions for our website resistanceofourgen.wixsite.com/mysite by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org