Use of Technology For Women’s Safety

This weeks #Sayftychat topic was Use of Technology For Women’s Safety. About the Guest: Elsa DSilva (@pinthecreep) from Safecity. Safecity is a platform that documents personal stories of sexual harassment and abuse in public spaces. This data which maybe anonymous, gets aggregated as hot spots on a map indicating trends at a local level. The idea is to make this data …

Sexual Harassment At Workplace

Sayfty successfully launched #sayftychat on June 1st, 2015. This is a weekly chat every Monday that explores topics related to women’s safety and preventing violence against women (#VAW). Each week we will have a new guest dicussing a new topic. The Red Elephant Foundation (@TheRedElphnt) is a Civilian Peace building Initiative that works through the key drivers of peace, namely, …

Role of Men in ending Violence Against Women

To end the year and close #sayftychat on a high note we invited guest Ravi Karkara from the UN women to discuss the “Role of Men in ending Violence Against Women” Ravi Karkara (@ravikarkara) is a trained social worker with commitment to advance human rights, participation, inclusion and gender equality, accountability and social justice. He serves as a Senior Adviser Strategic …

Abusive Relationships

  November 25 – December 10 are the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence ( #16DaysActivism). To commemorate this week, we featured on #Sayftychat  a discussion on “Abusive Relationships”. Our guest was Mr. Saurav Dutt  Saurav is an author short-listed by +The Guardian and +Los Angeles Times and writer of ‘The Butterfly Room,’ a critically-acclaimed book dealing with abusive relationships based on true accounts …

Women’s Safety in Public Space – #Sayftychat 1

November 25 – December 10 are the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence ( #16DaysActivism). To commemorate this week, we featured on #Sayftychat  a discussion on “Women’s Safety in Public Space”. Our guests included Holly Kearl from Stop Street Harassment and R. Zoneziwoh Wondieh from Women For A Change, Cameroon. Stop Street Harassment (@StopStHarrasmnt) works to document and end gender-based street …

Women in Sports

“Do you think Bartoli’s dad told her when she was little: You are never going to be a looker, you’ll never be a Sharapova, so you have to be scrappy and fight?” Make special note of the words used. Those words belong to John Inverdale, a commentator who handled the commentary for the finals of the 2013 Wimbledon matches. Through …

Meet the Woman Extraordinaire – Tanvi Shah

Tanvi Shah is a popular Indian playback singer who sings in multiple languages. She is the unseen voice behind the foot-tapping chart-busters that have set millions rocking. She shared the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media with A.R. Rahman and Gulzar in the 52nd Grammy Awards for the song Jai Ho, for writing the Spanish lyrics for the song. She can’t live without Google maps and is currently …

Game of Thrones – A Tale Too Misogynist?

I’m not one to stomach scenes with a lot of violence in a visual medium. And so, when I watched Danaerys Targaryan eat a horse’s heart with Khal Drogo and their many other Dothraki counterparts watching on, I wanted to barf. It didn’t help that I was eating a particularly ingenious combination of cottage cheese and salsa. Nope. Never going …

Meet the Woman Extraordinaire – Mallika Sarabhai

Mallika Sarabhai is one of India’s leading choreographers and dancers, in constant demand as a soloist and with her own dance company, Darpana, creating and performing both classical and contemporary works. She is a powerhouse of communication in India. Educated in business, she now leads the Darpana Academy of Performing Arts. She has been awarded by the Indian government with the Padma Bhushan, …

Marital Rape – A Sordid Saga

“Marriage is a sacred institution – collaboration of two souls”. “Marriage is a bond of trust, respect and love”. We have heard of such beautiful quotes and sayings many a times, which describe the meaning of this devout institution – called marriage. But is the sanctity of marriage alive ? Marriage is a sacred institution but not a license to rape. Consent  from both …