#SayftyChat: Workplace Anxiety

#SayftyChat is our weekly Twitter chat that explores topics related to women’s safety and preventing violence against women (#VAW). This week (May 24, 2019) on our Twitter chat, #SayftyChat, we discussed “Workplace Anxiety” with Girls Globe. This week’s chat was focused on what causes anxiety, how it manifests in the workplace, and the different ways men and women experience job stress. We …

Mental Illness and Violence Against Women

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It is no secret that women are the primary victims of sexual and physical assault. Recent conversations on gender based violence have been centred around holding men accountable. Meanwhile, there has been insufficient dialogue about the effects of this violence on women . In particular, the link between gender based violence and mental health remains overlooked. Domestic Violence Against Women …

#Sayftychat: The Roles & Challenges of Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRD)

#Sayftychat is our weekly Twitter chat that explores topics related to women’s safety and preventing violence against women (#VAW). This week (May 13, 2019) on our Twitter chat, #SayftyChat, we discussed “Women Human Rights Defenders” (WHRD). This week’s chat was focused on the roles that Women Human Rights Defenders play in fighting for gender equality and the challenges that they face. We …

Erasure of Black Women in the Fourth Feminist Wave

The Fourth Feminist Wave The fourth wave of feminism marks a period where feminists have maximized online platforms to advocate for women’s rights. In particular, social media websites have become safe spaces for activists to express their discontentment with the patriarchy. Emergence of #metoo The #metoo movement remains one of the most profound illustrations of fourth wave feminism. Tarana Burke …

#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 …