Is Justice Denied In The Nirbhaya Case?

Introduction Fairy tales make you dream. They provide an aspiration of a loving soulmate, a perfect family and a happy ending. Horror stories on the other hand, instill fear in our minds. The events that took place on the fateful night of December 16, 2012 in New Delhi, the capital city of India shaped one such horror story that no Indian can …

Angry Young Generation

Introduction “Your generation is constantly mad about everything all the time! You have to calm the F train down.” I’ve heard a rendition of this phrase from any boomer, Gen Xer or ever elder millennial I’ve tried to have a serious conversation with. On current topics involving climate change, human rights issues and socio-economic issues. Yes, I am angry, my …

#Sayftychat: Online Abuse & Digital Citizenship

This week (October 21, 2019) on our Twitter chat, #SayftyChat, we discussed “Online Abuse & Digital Citizenship” with Seyi Okiwow, founder and executive director of Glitch, UK. This week’s chat focused on what it means to be a digital citizen. We had participants join the chat from Nairobi, India, US, Canada, UK, Columbia, and South Africa making 13 million impressions on …

#Sayftychat: Addressing Stereotypes in Media to Achieve GenderEquality

This week (October 14, 2019) on our Twitter chat, #SayftyChat, we discussed “Addressing Stereotypes in Media To Achieve Gender Equality” with Dan Seymour & The UnStereotype Alliance. This week’s chat was focused on the role media can play in achieving gender equality. We had participants join the chat from Nairobi, India, US, Canada, UK, Columbia, and South Africa. Questions discussed How …

Rape

**Trigger Warning** Topic: Rape My Story Just a few weeks ago, the woman that survived Brock Turner was added to the list of “well-known” rape survivors. The list included women and girls like Christine Blasey Ford and Asifa Bano. What I’ve noticed is that the names and faces change, but the stories and many of their details don’t. While I’m …

#Sayftychat: Why Men Must Join The Gender Equality Revolution

This week (August 19, 2019) on our Twitter chat, #SayftyChat, we discussed “Why Men Must Join The Gender Equality Revolution” with Michael Kaufman. This week’s chat was focused on the role men can play in women’s rights. We had participants join the chat from Nairobi, India, US, Canada, UK, Columbia, and South Africa. Questions discussed Why is it critical to engage …

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 …