ElsaMarie D’Silva

On Tackling Gender-based Violence in India

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ElsaMarie’s full oral history and transcript will be available at the Georgetown University Library in the coming weeks.

ElsaMarie D’Silva talks about her switch from the aviation industry to a social entrepreneur tackling gender-based violence in India through her company Red Dot Foundation and its SafeCity platform which collates location data on sexual assault. As an agent of women and survivors’ rights, Elsa talks about her own experience with sexism and gender-based violence and how she was inspired to act. She also talks about strategies for implementing social change through entrepreneurship and applying her knowledge from the aviation industry to her work. Check out this post Elsa wrote for the GIWPS Blog titled “Can Data Make India A Safer Place for Women?

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