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Women in India are a force and not a number: Shaili Chopra

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Hyderabad : SheThePeople.TV brings the first edition of the Women Writers’ Festival 2019, Hyderabad edition, a day-long festival that puts the spotlight on authors, writers, bloggers, and in association with FICCI FLO Hyderabad, after three years of multi-city events across six cities in India. The festival held in the city today at Hotel Park, Somajiguda.  This edition of the festival is curated by Founder Shaili Chopra and Ideas Editor Kiran Manral.
Welcoming the gathering Sona Chatwani, Chairperson of FICCI Ladies Organisation said, “ideas, when put into just the right words, have the power to transform the world. The Women Writers’ Festival will provide a forum for writers from a whole cross-section of fields and genres to come together and discuss issues that are important to the cultural and social fabric of the world we live in”.  Speaking on the occasion Shaili Chopra, Founder of SheThe People.TV said it was a travelling festival. The festival took birth in 2016 and since then 18 editions of the festival held in many different cities. And it is expanding to more new cities. In the last three years, the festival reached 95 million women. Half of the 1.3 billion population of this country is women. Women in India are a force and not a number. With 720 women in our country, twice the size of the USA, thrice Japan and eight times Brazil. Women must be given their due prominence. SheThePeople. The TV is India’s biggest storytelling platform for women and inspires new dialogue, exchanges leadership ideas, fosters networking and reinforces the ability of women to contribute to growth, she said.  Participating Fireside Chat with Shaili Chopra, Sonia Singh, responding to a question on Disha Rape Case, from one of the audience said, first reaction as woman and mother may be justice as done but then as a woman, mother and citizen straight away, you ask is this the justice? How do you even know they are guilty, we even gave terrorist Kasab a fair trial.  People were seeking instant justice, which is not good in the long run for the nation. It is not good for the judiciary and nation as a whole. Nobody should be denied that right of fair trial.  Speaking further, she said, if women are safe, then men are safe.   


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