She Speaks

She Speaks is a flagship project of the Aambra Foundation. It was conceptualized to give a voice to issues relating to women and celebrate their strength and success. We invite accomplished and inspiring men and women from different walks of life to share their stories of success, struggle and challenges and present case studies.

Across centuries and continents, especially in South Asia, a woman’s voice has remained stifled due to socio-economic, politico-religious and other factors. There is a viciousness in the name of family honour/shame and so on that prevents women from openly talking about their troubles. She Speaks hence endeavours to give a voice to the silent sufferings of these women.





About She Speaks

SEMINARS


Through our seminars, we ensure that their voice is heard through a broad spectrum of society. We encourage and facilitate a dialogue between the panelists, participants and the audience. We have been actively engaged in helping women gain employment through various workshops. Women living in slums and victims of abuse attend and benefit from what they learn.

STRATEGIES


Panelists are drawn from the government, media, art & culture, NPOs, politics, corporate, policy makers, civil society, banking, writers, authors and journalists. An attempt is made to present a unique case study in every edition. Not only is the case study analyzed but also the solutions to the problems are deliberated and discussed. Eminent policy makers on board plan the road ahead for redressal and eradication of the problem. Realising the need for a balance between the works of fiction and non-fiction, we created ‘Writers Nook’ - a platform for established and debut authors from around the globe to share, read, review and launch their works.

SOLUTIONS


Most of our daily lives are fraught with challenges of different kinds. However, there is one challenge faced by women alone at some stage of their lives – the problem of gender disparity! We at Aambra Foundation believe in helping women face these problems. We aid in bringing their concerns to the public eye, discussing them and reaching reliable resolutions. Writers Nook builds a bridge for books that cannot be classified as complete fact or fiction.

FUTURE PLANS


Working towards a society free from abuse, we plan to map and document the findings of our research, dialogues and discussions to present a white paper to the Ministry of Women & Child Development. On March 8, 2019, She Speaks would complete three incredible years since its inception, which is when we plan to present the paper. Gender sensitization, policy, advocacy and empowerment will continue to be our principal goals. With Writers Nook, we hope to create more space for these writers to voice their works in the days to come.

OUR AIM

Why She Speaks

She Speaks is our dialogue with everyone, men and women both. One of the biggest challenges that half of the world population or women face is – Gender disparity. We at AAMBRA Foundation believe that healthy discussions surrounding the various forms of abuse will help sensitise communities. We create and facilitate a dialogue not only amongst various stake holders of women empowerment but also amongst various communities. We are building this dialogue with student community through our campaigns and contests. Student Zone – #Have Your Say contest with Cash Award incentivisation. And our gender quiz during every She Speaks where correct answers win prizes.

MILESTONES


Staying perfectly on target, we have so far completed five fantastic editions of the She Speaks seminars with the sixth seminar slated for March 8, 2018. These editions have been great milestones in our journey.


- She Speaks Editions -

Edition 1

The Inspirational Journey of Outstanding Women


Mar 8, 2016
She Speaks - The Inspirational Journey of Outstanding Women
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Edition 2

Impact of Culture on Gender : Breaking the Walls of Silence

July 26, 2016
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Edition 3

How to make ecosystem friendlier towards Women

Feb 03, 2017
She Speaks - How to make ecosystem friendlier towards Women
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Edition 4

Harassment of Women in the Workplace


July 13, 2017
She Speaks - Harassment of Women in the Workplace
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Edition 5

Tagging and Typecasting Women


Nov 29, 2017
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Edition 6

Sex Trafficking of Women & Girls in the Subcontinent Stories of Inspiration & Aspiration

Mar 08, 2018
She Speaks - Sex Trafficking of Women and Girls in the subcontinent
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Edition 7

Does Gender Equality depend on area and environment


27 June, 2018
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“Just like little drops of water make mighty ocean and little minutes make eternity, what I started as a little step towards ending the suffering of women has resulted in gaining momentum as the Aambra Foundation”



Founder, Vinita Bakshi