Gender bias is not a new phenomenon in India, it has been present for centuries. With better education and economic freedom, women have started to speak up and fight against this gender bias.
Born in India, Shruti as a child was always told to ignore harassment. After moving over to the US for higher studies, she realised that social mindsets and crime on women are directly connected to each other.
She started the NGO by the name Sayfty to teach girls on how to respond to get out of an uncomfortable situation.
Using technology and social media platforms as effective disseminate tools to reach out, she and her team also regularly conduct online chat sessions to encourage women to speak up and act against gender bias.
How easy or difficult was her mission? Did she achieve what she set out for?
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