About This Project

‘I Break My Silence’ is a project of the Global Shapers Chandigarh Hub. Global Shapers – an initiative of the World Economic Forum – is a network of Hubs developed and led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, their achievements and their drive to make a contribution to their communities.

The idea behind ‘I Break My Silence’ is to encourage survivors of gender-based violence to speak up and share their experiences.Routed in courage and finding strength by uniting, the first step to eliminating discrimination, is to recognize and vocalize experiences. It is important for women to understand that there is nothing wrong in sharing their stories. The I Break My Silence initiative aims to remove the taboo around talking about gender violence and harassment.

“The IBMS approach focusses on both men and women. While we want women to break their silence, we also want men to break theirs by being proactive and not tolerating discrimination that they witness.The project also encourages bystanders to intervene safely in such situations.  Apart from the story-sharing platform, our team also conducts awareness drives and workshops with schools, colleges and other institutions.

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