Mission: We Talk Women aspires to engage citizens in a conversation that will break the silence that most often surrounds women’s rights injustices and sexual, physical, emotional violence.
Kavita was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick but spent much of her in a suburb of New Delhi in India where she was exposed to rampant poverty, social injustices and human rights violations. As a young child her mother worked for a local NGO that focused on education of children, HIV/AIDS awareness and vocational skills training aimed at creating strong, independent women. Her sense of civic duty, volunteering and advocating for a more just society were born out of her mother’s commitment to helping people.
After a university professor connected Kavita to Human Rights Watch, she developed a keen interest in women’s rights. It was at the HRW Film Festival that she attended a viewing of the documentary “The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo”; this documentary had a profound impact on her and pushed her into action. In 2012, she founded an organization called We Talk Women; that works to raise awareness about local and global girls’ and women’s rights issues. She is passionate about many causes and has decided to dedicate much of her free time to the progress of each of them. Kavita believes that everyone needs to do their part in making the world a better place and mobilizes people to take meaningful action in their communities.
Be the Voice:
If you’re passionate about women’s rights issues and there is a topic that you would like to blog about, we would love to hear from you. Awareness is the first step in combating inequality. Lend your voice to a rights injustice and share your stories, experiences, ideas and solutions with the world. Email in your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org
Be an Equality Cheerleader:
We raise awareness through our blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and events. You can amplify our message by sharing our blog with your friends and family. Being a voice for women’s rights can be as easy as liking a Facebook post or retweeting an article. The best way to connect with women’s rights issues is by attending one of our events. Being in the presence of people that share the vision of an equal and safe world, is a truly powerful experience.