South Asia Union is a nonprofit initiative of eShe, an independent magazine and blog based in New Delhi that amplifies women’s voices and stories of our shared humanity.
eShe has been media partner for The Economic Times SDGs Summit 2020, Grant Thornton SABERA 2020 Awards, and Women Economic Forum 2017. It has been ranked 20 among the top women’s magazines in the world by content aggregator Feedspot.
We are on a mission to build peace in our region, beginning with India and Pakistan, towards which eShe organised its Indo-Pak Peace Summit Led by Women in January 2021. Over 40 eminent women speakers and over 300 delegates from around the world came together to brainstorm solutions for peace and had enlightening conversations to bridge divides. (Full coverage here.)
We’re now looking at more conversations, dialogues and peace talks at a regional level across South Asia, and are excited and eager to welcome volunteers to join hands with us in our mission.
meet the team
Aekta Kapoor is the founder and editor of eShe magazine, and the author of the spiritual memoir 100 Paths. After a long career as an award-winning lifestyle and fashion journalist heading prestigious publications and websites, Aekta now focuses on gender equality, social justice and peacebuilding through her writing and initiatives. She was mentor for The DO School’s Industry Disruptor 2020 by WeEmpowerAsia, UN Women, in India and Europe, and for the NITI Aayog-UN Investor Consortium for Women Entrepreneurs 2020.
Ullekh NP is an author, journalist and political commentator based in New Delhi. He has over two decades of experience working with India’s biggest news publications such as The Economic Times, Mint and India Today. He writes on international and domestic politics, economy, governance, public health and corporate affairs. He is currently executive editor at OPEN magazine. He has authored three nonfiction titles on Indian politics, including The Untold Vajpayee, which is now being made into a feature film.
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