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Photo Credit: Deutsche Welle
Photo by: Deutsche Welle

Congratulations to the Award-Winning Documentary Series "Breaking Silence, Ending Violence" by Deutsche Welle

Some of the most devastating human rights violations worldwide are committed against women and girls. Women’s safety is a global issue.
GDL Member Elsa D'Silva and her project safecity were featured by Deutsche Welle TV in the Founders Valey programme.
This documentary won Gold in the category Current Affairs, Human Concerns & Social Issues at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards.

See for yourself and watch the episode below or on the Website of Deutsche Welle TV.


Founders' Valley: Breaking Silence - Ending Violence (Copyright: Deutsche Welle TV)

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Elsa Marie D’Silva

Elsa Marie D’Silva is the founder and Managing Director of Red Dot Foundation (Safecity), a platform that crowdsources personal experiences of sexual violence and abuse in public spaces. Since Safecity started in December 2012, it has become the largest crowd map on the issue in India, Kenya, Cameroon and Nepal.
Elsa Marie is an alumna of the US State Department’s Fortune Program, a fellow with Rotary Peace, Aspen New Voices and Vital Voices, and a BMW Foundation Responsible Leader. She is listed as one of BBC Hindi’s 100 Women. Moreover, she has won the Female Entrepreneur of the Year Award launched by Dušan Stojanović (European Angel Investor of the Year 2013) and the SheThePeople’s Digital Woman Award in Social Impact.
Prior to Safecity, she spent 20 years in the aviation industry, where she worked with Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines. In her last role in aviation, she was Vice President Network Planning.

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Read more about Elsa's work at Safecity and see for yourself in this this documentary. She also has a very clear vision for the Global Diplomacy Lab .

 

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