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 & Innovation

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Kirthi commented on It takes a village to raise a child. It's time we raise the village right. Sep 20 Kirthi commented on My first lesson on Peace Sep 13 Kirthi commented on A few steps ahead, but miles to go! Aug 03 Kirthi commented on PAKISTAN: My Culture Disapproves, But I Sing Anyway Mar 08 Kirthi commented on The letter I can no longer wait to write Mar 08 Kirthi commented on CAMEROON: My Father Made the Difference Mar 06 Kirthi loved CAMEROON: My Father Made the Difference Mar 06 Kirthi commented on We will not be silenced. Jul 14, 2017 Kirthi commented on My Impact Leader Vision Jul 14, 2017 Kirthi commented on Be like Sita? Hell No! Jul 13, 2017 Kirthi commented on Saahas is Born! Jun 30, 2017 Kirthi commented on Troll Register Jun 05, 2017 Kirthi commented on BANGLADESH: If You See a Woman Being Harassed and Do Nothing You Are Part of the Problem Apr 15, 2017 Kirthi loved Feminism begins at home Mar 01, 2017 Kirthi commented on INDIA: We Will Not Be Left Out of History Feb 27, 2017 Kirthi commented on This is me. Feb 25, 2017 Kirthi loved INDIA: We Will Not Be Left Out of History Feb 24, 2017 Kirthi commented on The GBV Help Map App is Just the Beginning Feb 19, 2017 Kirthi commented on My Breasts, My Business! Feb 07, 2017 Kirthi commented on My Big, Audacious Goal Jan 18, 2017 Kirthi commented on Laws are ok, but what about the attitude? Jan 11, 2017 Kirthi commented on We're catching all the falling stars! Nov 08, 2016 Kirthi commented on Big steps. Giant leaps for Womankind Nov 06, 2016 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