Monday, January 13, 2014

Help Support Sayfty (via IndieGoGo)

If you’ve ever carried pepper spray or taken a self-defense class to protect yourself, then you’ll understand the importance of women feeling safe and confident when out and about. Unfortunately, India is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for women, sporting some really disturbing statistics on everything from sexual harassment to gang rape. And the Indian government has been slow to respond with real solutions.

Enter Sayfty, a new organization led by my former classmate Shruti Kapoor that aims to “empower women in India by helping them take charge of their own safety.” Sayfty recently conducted a survey to gage the need for easily accessible methods of self-defense in major cities like Delhi. Now they are running an IndieGoGo campaign to raise money for personal safety products, self-defense training, and greater awareness, and they would really appreciate your support. If you’re interested in learning more about Sayfty’s mission, you can check out their website or follow them on Facebook or Twitter.