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Navigating Uncomfortable Truths: Overcoming Fear and Pride to End Gender-Based Violence

To combat gender-based violence effectively, we must embark on an introspective journey, examine our discomfort, fear, and pride. By acknowledging these internal barriers, we can actively work towards creating a more equitable and just society.

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Committee Scope

The Gender Based Violence Committee drives awareness and action that focuses on:
  • Creating awareness about the pervasive nature of gender-based violence and its deep-rooted connections with cultural norms, power dynamics, and personal attitudes.
  • Establishing safe spaces and promoting open dialogues to address discomfort and encourage discussions around gender-based violence.
  • Addressing and alleviating fears related to speaking out against gender-based violence, including fears of backlash and loss of social acceptance.
  • Challenging and dismantling the pride that hinders the recognition and correction of harmful biases, particularly those related to toxic masculinity and outdated gender roles.
  • Fostering collective self-awareness and action through introspection, with the goal of creating a more just and equitable society free from gender-based oppression.

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Contact Committee Chair, Veera Mahajan:

Veera Mahajan is a Mediator, Life Coach, TEDx Speaker, Best-Selling Author, and Producer. She is widely recognized for her expertise in women empowerment and domestic abuse awareness. Her captivating speeches on self-love and self-respect have inspired countless individuals to break free from abusive cycles and embrace empowered lives.


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