Kirthi

Joined Oct 2012
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Digitally Empower Women to be Safe From Violence With Me  

What I'm Leading

Due to illiteracy, lack of money, or sometimes fear of stigma or reprisal, many women facing violence, in India and beyond, don’t reach out for help. Often, medical, legal, and other support services are out of reach when they do. I am a survivor of sexual abuse. I felt defeated until I started telling my story to the people around me and received their empathy and support.

After facing violence myself, I don’t want any woman to suffer alone or in silence. I will create a mobile app that will list all support services a woman can access nearby. It will also contain credible information on what to do in a given situation, along with a breakdown of her rights.

Who I'm Impacting

500 women in the first year.

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About Me

I am a Lawyer, specialized in Public International Law and Human Rights. A graduate of the School of Excellence in Law, Chennai, I have diversified into Research and Writing in Public International Law, Arbitration and Human Rights, besides Freelance Journalism. I work as a UN Volunteer, specializing in Human Rights research in pertinence to issues in Africa, India and Central Asia and the Middle East. I have worked extensively with grass root organizations that focus on women's rights, I run the Red Elephant Foundation - an initiative for civilian peacebuilding through storytelling. I enjoy art and writing fiction. I hope someday that the world will be an arena beset with Gender Equality, and until then, the fire in my stomach will continue to burn.

http://www.kirthijayakumar.blogspot.in/

Gender Studies, International Law, International Relations, Human Rights, Volunteering NOTHING. A bit of everything, a lot of nothing.

My Vision

Peace.

Interests

EducationGender-based ViolenceGirlsHuman RightsLeadershipMen and BoysTechnology

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