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 many childhood years in a suburb of New Delhi in India. Living in India meant being exposed to rampant poverty, social injustices and human rights violations on a regular basis. As a young child her mother had her tag along to several events and community projects focusing on education of children, HIV/AIDS awareness and vocational skills training aimed at creating strong, independent women. Upon returning to Canada, Kavita quickly realized that the issues that were pervasive in India were pervasive in Canada as well. It is these early experiences that have driven her to be active both locally and globally. Kavita believes that a rewarding life has little to do with money and everything to do with making the world a better place.
It is for this reason that Kavita has been a volunteer with several NGO’s such as Journalists for Human Rights, A.S.A.A.P and Human Rights Watch. 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. The documentary led Kavita to Women for Women International and then to Leigh Bowen. Kavita and Leigh held an awareness event called “Join Me on the Bridge” in Toronto on the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. With this humble beginning in their back pocket, Leigh and Kavita decided that more could be done and thus started We Talk Women. (Leigh moved on soon after to pursue other passions.)
Kavita currently works for United Way Toronto & York Region. She is passionate about many causes and has decided to dedicate much of her free time to the progress of each of them. In her lifetime, Kavita hopes to see a world where equality and justice prevail.
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 email@example.com
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.