Our next HundrED Ambassador webinar will be on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 15:00 (UTC). In this webinar, we will be exploring Kirthi Jayakumar's work at Red Elephant Foundation, specifically ChalkPeace, Saahas and The Rainbow Map Project.
Who is Kirthi Jayakumar?
Kirthi Jayakumar is an activist, artist, entrepreneur and writer from Chennai, India. She founded and runs the Red Elephant Foundation
, a civilian peacebuilding initiative that works for gender equality through storytelling, advocacy and digital interventions. She is also the founder of fynePRINT
, a feminist e-publishing imprint and is a member of the Youth Working Group for Gender Equality under the UNIANYD.
Kirthi is an award-winning activist. In 2016, she was invited to Michelle Obama's United State of Women Summit at the White House in Washington DC, as a nominated changemaker. Kirthi is the recipient of the US Presidential Services Medal (2012) for her services as a volunteer to Delta Women NGO, from President Barack Obama. She is the two-time recipient of the UN Online Volunteer of the Year Award (2012, 2013) and has won a host of other awards, including the 2016 Orange Flower Award from Women’s Web, the 2016 World Pulse Impact Leader Award and the 2017 Empowerment Leader Award from the Dais Foundation. Her work has been published in The Guardian and TIME Magazine.
Kirthi has spoken at TEDx Chennai, addressing Peace Education as a means to end Bullying. She has also spoken at FICCI FLO, as one of the youngest speakers to address the members and has had the distinction of addressing the UNV Partnerships Forum on her work as an epoch-making online volunteer with the United Nations.
After teaching herself to code, Kirthi coded an app for survivors of gender-based violence called Saahas, which works as a web and mobile app to support survivors of gender-based violence across 196 countries, and to assist bystander intervention. She is also a published author; her second book, The Dove's Lament, made it to the final shortlist for the Muse India Young Writers' Literary Award.
Besides her professional engagements, Kirthi is a Zen Doodler, and runs a HerStory project called Femcyclopaedia. Her works have been commissioned by corporate establishments, non-profits and art collectors world over. She wrote and acted in Frankly Speaking, a play that takes off from where Anne Frank's Diary ended, and also wrote and acted in two other plays, named HerStory and Dolls.
Where and when is the webinar?
HundrED WEB-nesdays are via Facebook Live and we invite everyone to actively participate in the conversation! You can join the Webinar by joining the HundrED Ambassadors Facebook group.
Join the conversation on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 15:00 (UTC)
You can learn more about our webinars by contacting our Global Community Manager, Pukhraj Ranjan, firstname.lastname@example.org