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 legislation, the community, interpersonal relationships and through individual beliefs. Such pervasiveness of violence against …

Violence Against Women In India – Part 2

“There is a hierarchy within the house, by which women are at the bottom. Women’s exposure to violence can increase when they threaten this household dynamic“ In my last article, I spoke about how the society and community contribute to a culture of violence against women in India. I particularly highlighted how formal institutions fail to protect women. How they undermine legislative changes. But …

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IN INDIA

“Violence against women is a structural and systematic problem. Intrusive examinations, unresponsive police, and low conviction rates deter women from reporting violence.” Understanding and combatting the various levels of violence Within Indian society, social, political and institutional factors lead to a culture of violence against women. This violence is visible at the individual, interpersonal, community and society level. Known as …

Problems Without Solutions: Alibaba Philanthropy Conference

“We can discuss Delhi as the rape capital of the world, or why girls drop out of school or women not participate in the workforce? But, we must also discuss the root causes” The 2018 Alibaba Philanthropy Conference called “Love and Infinity” took place in Delhi. The focus of the conference was children, education and female empowerment. I had the honor …