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

Education EqualityGender-based ViolenceEmpowering GirlsHuman Rights for WomenWomen in LeadershipEngaging Men and Boys in Gender EqualityWomen in Technology

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Kirthi commented on SIERRA LEONE: Girls Are the Future of Peace and Security Mar 20 Kirthi commented on TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: Women Are Suffering in Paradise Mar 20 Kirthi commented on INDIA: Fighting for a Future in a ‘Graveyard for Farmers’ ​​​​​​​ Mar 20 Kirthi commented on SOUTH SUDAN: The Shade of My Skin, The Length of My Neck Mar 12 Kirthi commented on NIGERIA: Women Must Be Seen and Heard Mar 12 Kirthi commented on DRC: Security Begins With Women Mar 12 Kirthi commented on Overcoming Into Your Becoming. Mar 07 Kirthi commented on Mental Wellness, A Safe Space that helps us Become who we are destined to be Mar 07 Kirthi loved Mental Wellness, A Safe Space that helps us Become who we are destined to be Mar 07 Kirthi loved Once Again We Rise IWD 2019 Mar 07 Kirthi loved The Woman who made the difference in my life Mar 07 Kirthi loved A woman's dream will save this World Mar 07 Kirthi commented on International Women's Day From Maman Shujaa Center Mar 05 Kirthi loved International Women's Day From Maman Shujaa Center Mar 05 Kirthi commented on She was Born to Fly - More power to Girls- International Women Day Mar 05 Kirthi loved She was Born to Fly - More power to Girls- International Women Day Mar 05 Kirthi commented on Think equal, build smart, innovate for change Mar 05 Kirthi loved Think equal, build smart, innovate for change Mar 05 Kirthi commented on Stylish Women in a War Zone Mar 05 Kirthi loved Stylish Women in a War Zone Mar 05 Kirthi commented on INDIA: My First Lesson on Peace Jan 09 Kirthi commented on It takes a village to raise a child. It's time we raise the village right. Sep 20, 2018 Kirthi commented on My first lesson on Peace Sep 13, 2018 Kirthi commented on A few steps ahead, but miles to go! Aug 03, 2018 Kirthi commented on The letter I can no longer wait to write Mar 08, 2018 Kirthi commented on CAMEROON: My Father Made the Difference Mar 06, 2018 Kirthi loved CAMEROON: My Father Made the Difference Mar 06, 2018 Kirthi commented on Saahas is Born! Jun 30, 2017 Kirthi commented on Troll Register Jun 05, 2017 Kirthi loved Feminism begins at home Mar 01, 2017 Kirthi loved INDIA: We Will Not Be Left Out of History Feb 24, 2017 Kirthi loved Give our Girls a Stronger Tomorrow Sep 17, 2016 Kirthi loved My Body. Their Battleground. Oct 25, 2012 Kirthi loved They know. We don't. Oct 22, 2012
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