To Understand Alabama’s Abortion Law, Look To Romania

Opinion: Access to abortion begins with women in power Governor Kay Ivey (R) of Alabama State last week passed the most stringent abortion law in the nation, making performing abortion (unless necessary for the mother’s health) a felony in nearly all cases with no exception for cases of rape or incent. Anyone performing abortion could be punished with up to …

#SayftyChat: Mental Health

#Sayftychat is our weekly Twitter chat that explores topics related to women’s safety and preventing violence against women (#VAW). This week (May 6, 2019) on our Twitter chat, #sayftychat, we discussed ‘Mental Health’. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and this week’s chat was focussed on the importance of raising awareness of Mental Health issues. We had participants join the chat from …

Right To Vote: Women Have It And Need To Excercise It!

Women line up to vote for the first time in New York after the passage of the 19th Amendment, in 1920.

Introduction IntroductionTo think that there was a time when women did not have the right to vote might seem difficult. It might even seem outright absurd. However, once upon a time, this was the case. In fact, it was only starting the late 19thcentury that voting rights for women began to be granted. The women’s suffrage movement has worked tirelessly …

Sayftychat: Women Uplifting Women

#Sayftychat is our weekly Twitter chat that explores topics related to women’s safety and preventing violence against women (#VAW). On February 4th’s, #sayftychat, we discussed ‘Uplifting Women’. Our featured guest was Sneha Bhattacharjee. Sneha is a journalist working with Business Standard. While editing on the job, she also writes about changemakers in society. Off the job, you will find her juggling …

Sayftychat: Creating Safe Cities

#Sayftychat is our weekly Twitter chat that explores topics related to women’s safety and preventing violence against women (#VAW). On February 4th’s, #sayftychat, we discussed ‘Virginity’. Our featured guest was Kumar Manish. Kumar is a journalist by heart. He is a TEDx Speaker and Ex. Curator of @AGlobalshapers.Kumar is a @profellows & @SI_YCF Fellow. He aims towards building a better world for the …

#sayftychat on Virginity

#Sayftychat is our weekly Twitter chat that explores topics related to women’s safety and preventing violence against women (#VAW). On February 4th’s, #sayftychat, we discussed ‘Virginity’. Our featured guest was Womenite, an NPO aiming towards building a better world for the oppressed by working as change makers. They are staunch supporters of women’s rights and have been active online for #metoo …

#sayftychat on Body Positivity

#Sayftychat is our weekly Twitter chat that explores topics related to women’s safety and preventing violence against women (#VAW). This week (February 11th, 2019) on our Twitter chat, #sayftychat, we discussed ‘Body Positivity’. Our featured guest was Falguni Vasavada. She is an advertising professor at @MICA_Ahmedabad. Falguni is a @TEDx speaker who is followed by @PMOIndia. She is an enthusiast, fashion …

8 Ways to Practice Body Positivity

The battle against your own negative self-perception is one of the hardest internal battles to win. There are so many layers to it, of which body positivity is one. It’s a daily practice you have to consistently stick to, which is not always easy. To help, we’re sharing 10 simple ways you can practice body positivity every day. 1. Repeat …

Violence Against Women In India – Part 3

Prevention of violence against women: A holistic approach In my last two articles, I discussed how violence against women occurs at various levels of the social ecology. How the Indian society normalizes it at a social, cultural, political and institutional level.  How people sustain violence within the legislation, the community, interpersonal relationships and through individual beliefs. Such pervasiveness of violence …