Actor-activists Nandita Das, Vani Tripathi Tikoo and Saloni Chopra bat for a gender-equal world

Speaking at the South Asia Union Summit Led by Women, Nandita Das, Vani Tripathi Tikoo and Saloni Chopra focused on finding solutions to issues impacting women in South Asia.

“Afghanistan is going back to an era where women are silenced again” – Afghan diaspora speak out

Speaking at South Asia Union Summit Led by Women, Afghan-origin journalist Najiba Laima Kasraee and policy researcher Mariam Safi voiced concerns about the future of Afghan women under the Taliban.

“Fatwas are oppressive tools used to control women in Bangladesh” – Dhaka activist Khushi Kabir

Speaking at South Asia Union Summit Led by Women, Bangladeshi human-rights activist Khushi Kabir put the spotlight on tools used by those in power to oppress the disadvantaged and especially women.

“The farmers’ movement, the Dalit movements, and the Adivasi movements can offer new models of democracy”: Lalita Ramdas

Peace activist Lalita Ramdas on how political forces use communalism for their own agenda, and why India’s ‘imperfect’ democracy needs to be reimagined.

“There’s a Direct Link Between Peace and Democratic Freedoms” – South Asian Peace Advocate Rita Manchanda

Author, peacebuilder and human-rights activist Rita Manchanda on the practical reasons to push for peace in the Subcontinent.