#Sayftychat is our weekly Twitter chat that explores topics related to women’s safety and preventing violence against women (
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 time between family, books, music, and Buddhism
We had participants join the chat from Nairobi, India, US, Canada, UK, Columbia, and South Africa
Q1: Do you still witness instanced of disgusting/disappointing reactions on the birth of a girl child?
Q2: How do stereotypes gender roles dictate gender inequality from childhood itself
Q3: How does taboo surrounding menstruating girls lead to gender inequality?
Q4: Indian familiar restrict their girls “for their own safety”. Why does the burden of safety lie on the girls? Why are girls still blamed for the harassment they face?
Q5: What measures can we take to build a gender equal society for our children?