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Aambra Foundation in Association with India International Centre Presents She Speaks Edition 8.0 Celebrating International Women’s Day


Aambra Foundation held the 8th Edition of seminar series She Speaks at India International Centre New Delhi. The seminar was held in anticipation of International Women Day which is celebrated on 8th March. It consisted of a range of discussions that shed light on the various issues; women face.With Guest of Honour Smt. Tara Gandhi Bhattacharya and featuring prominent panelists such as Honble Justice Mr. DY Chandrachud H.E. Ugo Astuto Ambassador of European Union to India; Mr. Anshu Prakash Secretary Ministry of Telecommunication; Lt-Gen Dr. Rajesh Pant National Cyber Security Coordinator PMO amongst others.
















L to R: P. Balaji Girija Krishan Verma Lt.Gen Rajesh Pant Vinita Bakshi Anshu Prakash Ajay Yadav Swati Rangachari Sonia Rai and Sandeep Bhargava







In the inaugural panel Mr. Sanjay Bhatia IAS Chairman-Mumbai Port Trust said Meditation is empowerment for person and transforms the personality forever.Mr. Anshu Prakash said We should not talk just build safe spaces for women but should create safe environment for women.Mahatma Gandhi grand daughter Tara Gandhi said that We should focus on Beta Padao Beta Bachaoas sensitizing boys would only nurture the safe environment for the women.
















L to R: Prof Mary Evans Ashish Shrivastava Ugo Astuto-EU ambassador Honble Justice Mr. DY Chandrachud and Vinita Bakshi







The panel He for She; was moderated by Mrs. Vinita Bakshi Author Founder of She Speaks. Vinita as a moderator highlighted the issue that patriarchy is in women as well. She asked Jt Secretary WCD Mr. Ashish Srivastava IAS what are the govt schemes that will lead to mindset shift from patriarchy? HonbleJustice DY ChandrachudSupreme Court of India said that Every day we hear in court domestic crimes against women rising where women are also the violators is a result of patriarchal society. H.E. Mr. Ugo Astuto said that It has been made graphically proven that women empowerment is important for economy. Prof. Evans from LSE said Men have to acknowledge that it is not a case of empowering women but that women are already empowered.







The four-panel discussions were followed by a Bharatnatyam performance Ardhnarishwar by leading Bharatnatyam artist Ms. Bhadra Sinha.The other distinguished guests and panelists included Ms. Shazia Ilmi Vice President Delhi BJP Ms. Marika Jakas Head of EU delegation to India; Mr. Ramesh Abhishek IAS; Mr. Sunjoy Joshi IAS; Ms. Rakhee Gupta Bhandari IAS; Mr. Sudhir Garg IAS; Mr. Ajay Yadav IPS.Corporate world was represented by Mr. P. Balaji Mr. Sandeep Bhargava Ms. Swati Rangachari Ms. Priya Kashyap and lawyer Girija Krishna Verma.







About She Speaks




Aambra Foundation initiates thought-provoking discussion and meaningful dialogues amongst various stakeholders of Women Empowerment through the seminar series ndash; She Speaks. The series has been immensely successful and popular and has featured internationally renowned policymakers feminists academicians activists editors jurists and bureaucrats.







About Aambra Foundation




Aambra Foundation is a Govt. of India and Niti Aayog registered 80G approved Non-Profit Organization active for over 8 years. It aims at empowering women through information dissemination seminars and skill development workshops. The focus is on areas as diverse as arts crafts culture literature gender equality entrepreneurship and activities that enable women to become independent and speak against injustice across all sections of society.







www.shespeaks.co.in/www.aambrafoundation.org.


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