Stop Controlling Our Clothes

As a society we condemn women for the clothes they wear while claiming that sexism is no longer a problem. The Burkini ban in France publicly undress women wearing modest muslim beachwear or kick them off the beach completely. People cry “Oppression of women!” and point at modest clothing, as they shun and embarrass the women wearing those clothes. On the …

Dawn Hendrickson: How I Survived Childhood Sexual Abuse

*Content Warning: Childhood Sexual Abuse* Topic: Child Sexual Abuse My Story Healing takes such courage and strength. My main abuser, my father, died when I was 24 years old. It is at that time that I felt I was actually born, or reborn. Looking back, I realize I fell through a lot of cracks, including medical personnel. I had always thought …

Meet the People Extraordinaire – Peter Kithene

Peter Kithene, is the founder of Mama Maria Clinics – an innovative, sustainable healthcare solution for Kenya’s rural poor. As an orphaned teenager in Kenya, Peter raised three siblings by himself. During his undergraduate years at University of Washington, he raised enough money to found a health clinic in his home village. In 2007 he was named as CNN’s Global Heroes “Medical Marvel” honoree for his work …

Empowering Women to Protect Themselves

Every woman questions her ability to confront a dangerous situation. What if I’m the target of sexual harassment, assault or even rape? Am I strong enough to defend myself? Fear and anxiety about personal safety persists daily in the minds of millions of women and dis-empowers them. But women’s safety is relative to situational circumstances, and there is no one …

About Our Founder

Dr. Shruti Kapoor is a gender equality activist, economist and social entrepreneur who is passionate about girls and women’s safety. Shaken by the horrific gang rape in Delhi 2012 that caught the attention of the global news media, she founded Sayfty in June 2013 to educate and empower women and girls of India against violence. The initiative aims at not …

Meet the People Extraordinaire – Divyanshu Ganatra

Dr. Divyanshu Ganatra is a psychologist, entrepreneur, para-glider, mountaineer, IT expert, and literary geek who also happens to be blind. Divyanshu lost his eyesight to glaucoma at the age of 19 and soon realized that the world was ready to put him into silos and stereotype him forever. He decided to break the stereotypes and myths around disability using adventure sports and founded Adventures …