Feminism – What does it mean to you?

  “Feminism is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes”, commonly known as “gender equality” For many, many years now, the word “Feminism” has had a negative connotation attached to it. There are  two main reasons: The prefix “fem” in feminism Some people (both men and women), who do not know what feminism means, advocate …

From: secret (admirer) stalker

My First Time I remember that incident quite clearly. I had just turned fourteen years old. Two strange men approached me and my friend and ‘complimented’ us. Mind you, these so-called ‘compliments’ left us feeling most uncomfortable. We brushed them off multiple times, only for them to return each time. In the end, the stalker took a photograph without our …

Child Marriage – A Worldwide Epidemic

The Many Perils of the Child Marriage Trend While the vast majority of countries today have elected 18 as the minimum marrying age, this does not dispel the rising rates of child marriage worldwide. Many of us tend to think that this traumatic practice solely exists in non-Western, developing countries run by evil dictators, this is far from the case. …

Bleed Red

We Bleed Red! Bleed seven days a month, 12 times a year and half our lifetime. Have the womb of the universe, still, sanitary pads need to be folded in a black polythene. Mindset demands, we whisper in ears, not touch pickles, or enter temples. Alas! Temples have goddesses, and people have forgotten that goddesses are women. What’s the shame? …

Women’s History Month – Women to Remember

Celebrate Women, This Month and Every Month As I am sure many of you know or have heard, March is Women’s History Month. It’s the month to appreciate, understand, and recognize women who have propelled the human race forward. Personally, I believe this is all women. Most of whom bear names we will never see running across newspaper headlines. Most …

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

Bio Dr. Shruti Kapoor is an award-winning gender equality activist, economist, and social entrepreneur who is passionate about the safety of girls and women. Shaken by the horrific gang rape in Delhi 2012, she founded her organization, Sayfty in June 2013 to educate and empower the women and girls of India against violence. The initiative aims at creating awareness of …

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 …