Campus Safety: A discussion at Georgia State University

Campus Safety is an issue on every college campus. We must discuss it more! On Monday, June 19th, I held a discussion at Georgia State University on campus safety. The discussion group included students from all ages. There were recent high school graduates all the way up to graduates of a masters program. The discussion started off with a video introduction …

Jessica Eaton: Domestic, Sexual, Child Abuse and Rape

Jessica Eaton: Domestic, Sexual, Child Abuse and Rape, Sayfty.com, @saytycom, Rape, Child Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence

Topic: Domestic Abuse/CSA/Rape ***Trigger Warning for Extremely Graphic Content*** My Story The Sexual Abuse Started Early  I was 11 when my parents divorced. It was messy. Dad was devastated and started drinking. Mum had been having an affair and had moved in with her new boyfriend. I don’t remember feeling vulnerable but I was clearly a sitting duck, in hindsight. The …

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 …

Sayfty Featured in World Pulse

Cultural Practices Around Menstruation Original article, World Pulse I was 9 years old when I started my menstrual cycle. My mom had a ‘talk’ with me one day. She told me I would see some blood in my panty and that it’s normal and I don’t need to worry. It will happen every month. I would need to use a …

Sayfty Featured in Huck Magazine

The Indian Women Learning to Fight for Survival: Empowering Through Education Original Article – Michael Segalov, Huck Magazine With pepper spray and self-defence classes, Indian women are preparing to fight back against their attackers. Huck meets the woman leading the charge. There were 24,923 rape cases reported across India in 2012, according to the National Crime Records Bureau. Experts estimate up to 54% of …

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 …

Third Prize at the final Ceremony of the 17th edition of the International Award “The Woman of the Year”.

The Indian entrepreneur Shruti Kapoor received the prize – an amount of 10.000,00 euros – during the final Ceremony of the 17th edition of the International Award “The Woman of the Year”. Shruti is engaged in safety services for women and girls in her country: in 2013 she founded Sayfty to help Indian women protect themselves against violence, providing support …

Safety Featured in Technical.ly

Sayfty secures spot in Philadelphia social enterprise accelerator FastFWD Original article, Brady Dale, Technical.ly Sayfty is a local company that makes personal safety devices for women in India and promotes their use there. It’s not simply a product organization but one that also educates men and women about the ills of violence against women in India. Founded by Brooklynite Shruti Kapoor, the …