The time to quote statistics is long gone. We don’t need figures to tell us the situation is grim. Women aren’t safe in Gurgaon today. And we can’t wait for the authorities to do something. We need to act together. Now.
Join us on¬†March 29th¬†as we speak with Kalpana Viswanath, founder of Safetypin App that’s specially created to help women when facing a threatening situation and Priya Menon – who is an ordinary citizen who refuses to sit quietly. Priya is gathering momentum to work towards tackling the burning issue of the day -Women’s Safety in Gurgaon today.
When:¬†6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, 29th March 2018
Where:¬†SodabottleOpenerwalla,¬†Shop no. 3, CyberHub, Near Building no 8, DLF Cyber City, Phase II, Gurugram, Haryana 122002
Our guests for this edition of Gurgaonwaali Are:
Kalpana Viswanath is a researcher who has been working on issues of urban and women‚Äôs safety for over 20 years.¬† Co-founder of Safetipin, a mobile app developed to support community and women’s safety, Kalpana has worked as a consultant with UN Women and UN Habitat on issues of gender and urban safety.
¬†Kalpana has also provided technical support to safe city for women programs in Cambodia, Pakistan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Kerala, Mumbai and Kolkata. She is a member of the Advisory Group on Gender Issues for UN Habitat, Board member of the International Centre for the Prevention of Crime (ICPC), and the Chairperson of Jagori.¬†¬†She has published widely and has published widely in magazines and journals and has co edited a book on Building Gender Inclusive Cities.
The Panel will be moderated by¬†Kanchana Banerjee. After writing for various publications, PR firms and companies for nearly two decades, Kanchana pursued her long cherished dream ‚Äď to write a novel. She published her debut novel in 2016 and is currently working on her second..