Vision

SheSays aims to end gender based discrimination and advance women's rights in India by engaging with the youth and activating them as agents of social change to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Equality, Safety and Autonomy should be a guaranteed right and reality for women around the world.
At SheSays we believe in achievement of SDG 5- Gender Equality through investment in strong partnerships and institutional building. Recognising the need for interdependency, our ethos is to build a nexus of support in domains of sanitation, education, health care, public safety and public policy.

Phase 1 - Digital Literacy
Phase 2 - Security
Phase 3 - Sustainable cities
Phase 4 - Quality Education
Phase 5 - Health and Well Being
Phase 6- Advocacy
Phase 7- Sanitation
Phase 8 - Partnerships

Team

Trisha Shetty

Trisha Shetty

Founder & CEO
Neha Shetty

Neha Shetty

Co-founder
Nishiki Bhavnani

Nishiki Bhavnani

Operations Director
Krutika Pursnani

Krutika Pursnani

Outreach Director
Sudarshan Mohta

Sudarshan Mohta

Head of Legal Research
Prageeyaa Khanna

Prageeyaa Khanna

Gender Advocacy Lead
Sanket Patil

Sanket Patil

Head of Communications
Zeenia Kolah

Zeenia Kolah

Head of Resource Mobilisation
Natasha Dalal

Natasha Dalal

Web Developer
Vedant Shah

Vedant Shah

Mapping Intern
Lamha Kumar

Lamha Kumar

Mapping Intern
Aninthitha Nath

Aninthitha Nath

Mapping Intern
Anushree Sachidanand

Anushree Sachidanand

Mapping Intern
Stuti Johri

Stuti Johri

Gender Advocacy Assistant
Saloni Lakhina

Saloni Lakhina

Social Media Intern
Anisha Mata

Anisha Mata

Mapping Intern
Tanuja Kate

Tanuja Kate

Gender Advocacy Intern
Chetna Ahlawat

Chetna Ahlawat

Gender Advocacy Assistant
Batul Topiwala

Batul Topiwala

Social Media Intern
Tanisha Lekhraj

Tanisha Lekhraj

Social Media Intern

Partners

United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan

UNIC New Delhi serves as a focal point for news and information about the UN for audiences in India and Bhutan.

UNIC also participates in observances of international days, years and decades; collaborates with youth-centred initiatives; assists UN agencies in India with their communication strategies and information needs among other things. For more information please do visit their website.


Global Citizen India

Global Citizen India is a social action platform of like-minded individuals working collectively to bring attention to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and strive to attain them.


Twitter India

Twitter is an online news, social networking and microblogging service where users post and interact with messages, called tweets, restricted to 140 characters.
Twitter India assisted SheSays in creating a safety guide to combat online harassment and trolling on Twitter.


German Consulate General, Mumbai

SheSays has collaborated with the German Consulate to provide German translations to the website content as well as on ground support for German women travelling to Mumbai.


Kalasalingam University

Deemed to be the No. 1 University in South India. Kalasalingam University has committed to help Shesays. In this pursuit they have also conducted Women Empowerment Programs.


Bates CHI & Partners

Bates CHI&Partners is Asia's newest network startup agency. Formed in December 2012, this partnership brings together Bates – an Asia top ten advertising agency by revenue - and CHI – the UK's most awarded independent agency at Cannes.


SheThePeople

SheThePeople is a video and digital storytelling platform for women in leadership.


Press

Cosmopolitan
20, April 2017

Twitter Unites To Make Sanitary Napkins Tax Free #LahukaLagaan

Recently, twitterverse appealed to our Minister of Finance, Arun Jaitley, to make sanitary napkins tax-free after SheSays started this campaign. This small ripple of hope became huge when the support started pouring in from entertainment industry and other influential celebrities. The hashtag #LahukaLagaan trended and garnered a massive reach.

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ScoopWhoop
18, April 2017

This Campaign Is Asking The Govt To Make Sanitary Napkins Tax-Free & We Say It Is About Time.

SheSays, a not-for-profit organisation started a campaign today with #LahuKaLagaan, urging the Finance Minister to exempt the tax on Sanitary Napkins completely. The campaign tries to hold the government responsible and accountable and bring the finance minister's attention to the issue.

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Quint.
18, April 2017

Why Should Women Pay #LahuKaLagaan? Twitterati Ask Arun Jaitley

Why is it that beedis, kumkum, bindi, alta and sindur are tax-free, but sanitary napkins and tampons, which are essential to women, aren’t? #LahuKaLagaan is a campaign started by SheSays urging Hon'ble Finance Minister, Mr. Arun Jaitley, to do away with the tax on Sanitart Napkins under the GST.

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United Nations Radio
9, February 2017

Under-reporting of sexual abuse in India "pandemic" says youth advocate, Trisha Shetty

Confronting "pandemic" under-reporting of sexual crimes and "victim-blaming" practices are key challenges in the fight against gender inequality in India, according to Trisha Shetty, founder of SheSays, an online platform designed to rehabilitate and empower women to combat sexual abuse.
Ms Shetty is also a UN Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
She attended the recent 2017 ECOSOC Youth Forum, and told Lucy Dean that young people had a "personal stake" in fighting back against sexual violence.

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The Better India
27, January 2017

The Tweeter Side to Life: How Indians on Twitter Are Making a Difference

Sanket Patil, Head of Communications, SheSays, an NGO that works to educate, rehabilitate and empower women to speak out against sexual abuse and gender inequality, describes how his organisation received “an outpouring of support” on the #DontTaxMyPeriod Twitter campaign that called to make feminine hygiene products tax-free.
“We believe we are successful in doing what we set out to do when survivors reach out to us for help and support on Twitter as someone they can trust.”

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BuzzFeed
19, December 2016

Fuck Politeness, Let’s Rage: I’m Done Asking Nicely For Women’s Rights

SheSays Founder-CEO, Trisha Shetty, dismayed by the apathy and the callousness of the system in dealing with sexual offences, urges the nation to resolutely insist on women's rights.

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DNA
20, November 2016

Remove VAT from sanitary napkins, Trisha Shetty, founder of SheSays, an NGO, makes a case for making pads tax-free

Beyond affordability, Articles 14, 15, 21, and 47 of The Constitution Of India, guarantees Equality before the Law, Prohibits Discrimination based on Sex and Propagates States to exercise their Right to Improve the Standard of Living of its Citizens’.
Currently sanitary napkins are taxed up to 14.5 per cent, based on the state you are living in. We cannot, as a country, talk about wanting to fight for gender equality if we fail to identify how certain policies targeted specifically at the female populate, adversely affect them.

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Youth Ki Awaaz
25, October 2016

Violence Against Women Is Not Yours Or My Problem Alone

Gender Advocacy Lead of SheSays, Prageeyaa Khanna, talks about the Sexual Violence Preventive and Educative Curriculum developed by SheSays to comprehensively address sexual violence and ensure that the youth is gender-sensitive.

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DNA
9, October 2016

Mark Ruffalo’s shoutout gave us a boost: Trisha Shetty

SheSays Founder-CEO Trisha Shetty on discussing her cause with actor Mark Ruffalo and other delegates at the UN’s Young Leaders for Sustainable Development Goals conclave.

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United Nations Radio
27, September 2016

Indian "change-maker" educates women about rights

A 25-year old lawyer from India and founder of the NGO SheSays who has been nominated as a UN Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, says she can improve the situation of women in her country by informing them of their rights.
Trisha Shetty will act as an advocate for SDG 5, the internationally-agreed goal which focuses on gender equality and empowerment.
She was chosen as one of 17 change-makers for each of the goals.
She's been speaking to Daniel Dickinson.

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The Indian Express
20, September 2016

Two Indians, an Indian-American among 17 UN Young Leaders

Two Indians and an Indian- American are among 17 people selected for the inaugural class of UN Young Leaders for Sustainable Development Goals for their leadership and contribution to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030.
Trisha Shetty, 25, is the founder and CEO of ‘SheSays’, a platform she launched last year to educate, rehabilitate and empower women to take direct action against sexual assault in India.

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UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth
19, September 2016

Announcing First UN Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals

The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, today unveiled the inaugural class of UN Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the Social Good Summit in New York.
The 17 Young Leaders have been recognized for their leadership and contribution to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a set of 17 Goals to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030.
Trisha Shetty has been chosen as one of the 17 Young Leaders for her work on gender equality through SheSays.

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India Today
29, August 2016

Tourism Minister, Mahesh Sharma Advises Dress Code For Female Tourists In India

Union Cultural Minister, Mahesh Sharma has left the Government red faced after controversial comments. Mahesh Sharma has advised foreign tourists not to wear skirts in India. Rajdeep Sardesai (Consulting Editor, India Today Group) debates with Trisha Shetty, Shaina NC and Shobha Oza on this issue.

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Times Now - The Newshour Debate
26, August 2016

Women Can Now Enter Haji Ali Dargah.

On THE NEWSHOUR, TIMES NOW's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, and panelists including Trisha Shetty debate on The Bombay High court lifting the ban imposed on the entry of women in the sanctum of Haji Ali Dargah. #RightToPray

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Magicbricks Now
25, August 2016

Do women feel safe in our cities – The Urban Debate

India reports a crime against a woman in every two minutes, Incidences of crimes such as rape, abduction, molestation, eve teasing have doubled over the last ten years. In fact, majority of the reported crimes have been committed by either the husband or relatives. Are Women safe in our Indian cities? To know these answers, Magicbricks Now caught up with Trisha Shetty- Lawyer & Founder of SheSays NGO, Vikram Singh- Former DGP, UP; Abha Singh- Lawyer & Activist; Naveen Chomal- Advocate; Ranjana Kumari- Director, Centre for Science Research; Enaakshi Kotwal- Citizen; Kumar Jahagirdar- Founder & President, CRISP NGO and Rahul Easwar- Philosophy Author & Activist. Tune into the video to know more:

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AlJazeera
18, August 2016

The slow road to justice for India's rape victims

"By law, no hospital is allowed to deny treatment to survivors regardless of whether they have filed a complaint against the rape or not," says Trisha Shetty of SheSays, a web portal that seeks to empower women against sexual violence.
"But we have encountered cases of government hospitals denying entry to victims if they don't have a police complaint registered."

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Times Now - The Newshour Debate
22, July 2016

Time to Recognize Marital Rape ?

On THE NEWSHOUR, TIMES NOW's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, and panelists including Trisha Shetty (Founder, SheSays) discuss men accused of marital rape openly using legal cover to seek immunity, and whether time has come to recognize marital rape.

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United Nations Information Centre Newsletter
1, September 2015

Women’s Safety highlighted on SheSays website

A new website that seeks to focus on women’s safety issues was launched on 8 August in Mumbai during International Youth Day week. The website, shesays.in, developed in partnership with UNIC and the German Consulate in Mumbai, is a useful compilation of laws, procedures and common sense measures women can take to ensure their safety in cities. UNIC NIO Rajiv Chandran moderated the panel on ‘Analysing the Current Culture and Attitude towards Sexism and Gender.’

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National Public Radio
13, April 2016

Rape Is A Crime In India — But There Are Exceptions

Protection from marital rape is "not a Western problem. It's a basic human right," argues Trisha Shetty, founder of She Says, a website for information and action on sexual crimes against women. "People in India think sexual abuse and rape is something that happens to the poor. That myth needs to be broken," she says. People across all economic classes get abused, she adds, "That whole assumption that you're making laws for people who don't understand is nonsense. Everyone understands the concept of consent, of saying, 'No.' "

Her response to the opposition: "If you're so aware of the fabric of society breaking, then roll out awareness schemes, educate people. Don't close your eyes and pretend the problem will go away."

She Says and several NGOs, including Jagori (which in Hindi means "awaken, women!"), have organized workshops and other programs to help women speak out about rape.

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DNA
17, August 2015

Now, a one-stop online portal for women affected by sexual abuse

There is no doubt that the violence against women in this country is a problem, but few are actively doing something about it. Trisha Shetty and her team at SheSays are determined to change this. SheSays is an initiative aimed to create an environment of zero tolerance to violence against women in India by educating the society with pertinent information regarding the laws and procedure of the Land; further building a network of support that recognizes all levels of sexual abuse and provides the necessary means to fight it.

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SheThePeople TV
20, December 2015

Obeying the letter of the law, ignoring the spirit of it: Trisha Shetty on Nirbhaya case

Trisha B Shetty and Nishiki of SheSaysIndia talk about the challenges of the law, the juvenile issue in heinous rape cases, why there is so much grey in our understanding of the justice system. At the same time they both reflect on why our juvenile law too is ambiguous and how the rehabilitation process needs an entire overhaul.

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Globovisión
21, April 2015

Una joven lleva a internet la lucha contra la violencia sexual en la India

Una estudiante india de 24 años ha decidido luchar contra la violencia sexual en su país en internet abriendo una ventana que permita a las víctimas saber qué hacer en caso de sufrir abusos.

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Época Negócios
21, April 2015

JOVEM USA INTERNET NA LUTA CONTRA VIOLÊNCIA SEXUAL NA ÍNDIA

TRISHA SHETTY CRIOU UM SITE NO QUAL SERÃO EXPLICADOS TODOS OS PROCEDIMENTOS QUE UMA PESSOA DEVE SEGUIR CASO SEJA VÍTIMA DE ESTUPRO OU ASSÉDIO.
"A falta de informação não deveria nos deter na hora de atuar", disse à Agência Efe Trisha Shetty, fundadora e diretora do portal "shesays.in", uma página que entrará em funcionamento em um mês e que já está dando o que falar na Índia.

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Página Siete
22, April 2015

Estudiante lucha contra la violencia sexual en internet

Las informaciones sobre violaciones aparecen cada día en la prensa india.
Estudiante de derecho y graduada en psicología y ciencias políticas, Trisha Shetty decidió crear una página web tras sorprenderse de que en Google uno pudiera encontrar todo tipo de información sobre restaurantes y tiempo libre, pero no qué hacer en caso de ser víctima de una agresión sexual.

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Perú.21
21, April 2015

India: Estudiante enseñará cómo actuar en caso de sufrir agresión sexual

Trisha Shetty decidió utilizar la plataforma virtual para luchar contra la violencia y proporcionar datos útiles en un momento traumático.
Una estudiante india de 24 años, ha decidido luchar contra la violencia sexual en su país a través de Internet, por lo que abrió una página web que permita a las víctimas saber qué hacer y cómo actuar en caso de sufrir abusos.

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AajTak
21, April 2015

यौन अपराध के खि‍लाफ कानूनी हथियार 'SheSays'

देशभर में महिलाओं के प्रति हिंसा, छेड़खानी, शोषण और ऐसे तमाम अपराधों में बढ़ोतरी हुई है. एक अध्ययन के मुताबिक, इस ओर जितनी शि‍कायतें दर्ज होती हैं उससे कहीं ज्यादा गुमनामी के साए में खत्म हो जाती हैं. एक बड़ी समस्या कानूनी प्रक्रिया की सही जानकारी का नहीं होना भी है. लेकिन अब ऐसा नहीं होगा क्योंकि जल्द ही एक वेबसाइट लॉन्च हो रही है, जो इस बाबत पूरी जानकारी देगी.

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Latin American Herald Tribune
21, April 2015

Young Indian Woman Takes Fight against Sexual Violence Online

NEW DELHI – An Indian young woman has decided to fight sexual violence in her country through establishing an internet blog that will educate victims about abuse, she discussed with Efe.
A current law student with a background in psychology and political science, 24-year-old Trisha Shetty decided to create her website after she was surprised by Google results providing all kinds of information about restaurants and leisure activities, but not what to do when faced with sexual assault.

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El Comercio
21, April 2015

Una joven lleva a Internet la lucha contra la violencia sexual en la India

La estudiante india de 24 años Trisha Shetty decidió luchar contra la violencia sexual en su país abriendo un sitio web que les permite a las víctimas saber qué hacer en caso de sufrir abusos.

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Indian Express
20, April 2015

Soon, one-stop portal to combat sexual crimes

Women who have been leered at, stalked or molested, and have no idea what to do next will soon get all necessary information on getting the right care, support and legal tools at the convenience of a click. SheSays.in is a one-stop informative online platform and help centre addressing legal and procedural measures to fight sexual abuse.

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