Dr. Shruti kapoor

Joined Jun 2015
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Speak Our Stories

What I'm Leading

The joint campaign of Sayfty and Sex Abuse Chat via @SpeakOurStories has three components to the SpeakOurStories campaign. We will provide a safe online space on our website, for survivors of sexual assault to share their stories. We will create parallel events to showcase programs and campaigns focused on rehabilitation and empowerment of survivors of sexual assault and abuse. We want to empower the girls and reinstate them back to mainstream life so that they can continue their education. Girls drop out of school and stay at home unless their families marry them off. The survivors never regain their self-respect, dignity and are always economically challenged. Receiving justice is also a huge and challenging task. Unless they are able to complete their education, it is impossible that they can be economically independent. Such is the story of many other victims of sexual abuse and violence. We want to celebrate the success of campaigns that fight at removing social stigma and empowering these victims so that they can lead normal lives!

Who I'm Impacting

Survivors of sexual assault and abuse in rural and other areas of India.

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About Me

Hello everyone, My name is Dr. Shruti Kapoor. I am a gender equality activist, economist and the Founder of Sayfty. Shaken by the horrific gang rape in Delhi 2012 that caught the attention of the global news media, I founded Sayfty to educate and empower women and girls of India against violence. My organization aims at not only creating awareness on laws and legal rights around the issue of #VAW, but also uses digital media, tech-for-good and storytelling for women’s safety

The White House recently nominated me as a change maker for the Women Of State Summit. I have received several awards including the International Women of the Year, 2015, People’s choice Femvertising Award, and the Rex Karamveer Global Fellowship for my work on women and girls safety. I am a distinguished alumna of UCR, having graduated with a PhD in Economics. Prior to Sayfty, I was consulted at The World Bank.

My Vision

My vision is to see a gender equal world which free of violence against women. Where all women and girls feel safe and free.

Interests

Economic EmpowermentEducationGender-based ViolenceGirlsHuman RightsMen and BoysTechnology & Innovation

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Dr. Shruti kapoor commented on Brother, this RakshaBandhan, I will protect you Aug 09, 2017 Dr. Shruti kapoor commented on Social Media for Social Advocacy Jun 06, 2017 Dr. Shruti kapoor commented on Child Sexual Abuse and Kidnapping Jun 06, 2017 Dr. Shruti kapoor commented on INDIA: Why I No Longer Fast for My Husband May 24, 2017 Dr. Shruti kapoor commented on Digital Action Campaign - Speak Our Stories May 08, 2017 Dr. Shruti kapoor commented on Wrapping up our Advanced training experience. May 06, 2017 Dr. Shruti kapoor commented on Digital Action Campaign Narrative May 06, 2017 Dr. Shruti kapoor commented on Closing Call for Advanced Digital Changemaking training May 03, 2017 Dr. Shruti kapoor commented on Digital Action Campaign Narrative May 03, 2017 Dr. Shruti kapoor commented on Digital Action Campaign Narrative May 03, 2017 Dr. Shruti kapoor commented on Facilitating Digital Changemaking Apr 24, 2017 Dr. Shruti kapoor commented on Facilitating Digital Changemaking Apr 24, 2017 Dr. Shruti kapoor commented on If You See a Woman Being Harassed and Do Nothing You Are Part of the Problem Apr 04, 2017 Dr. Shruti kapoor commented on Changemaking Resources Apr 04, 2017 Dr. Shruti kapoor commented on Sayfty: Elevator Pitch Mar 21, 2017 Dr. Shruti kapoor commented on Self Care - Because I Deserve It Mar 17, 2017 Dr. Shruti kapoor commented on My Journey Feb 08, 2017 Dr. Shruti kapoor commented on Welcome to Advanced Digital Changemaking training! Feb 08, 2017 Dr. Shruti kapoor loved CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: The social context Jan 14, 2017 Dr. Shruti kapoor commented on CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: The social context Jan 14, 2017 Dr. Shruti kapoor loved INDIA: Why I No Longer Fast for My Husband Jan 11, 2017 Dr. Shruti kapoor commented on GLOBAL: Why Women Are Missing the Bus (and Train and Taxi) Oct 17, 2016 Dr. Shruti kapoor loved US/INDIA: Let's Change Menstruation Culture Aug 10, 2016