Marching forward with the hope of making a difference and inspiring others to take actions, ElsaMarie D’Silva is one of the strongest voices fighting to stop gender based violence in the country.
With about 20 years of experience in the aviation industry, ElsaMarie made a career switch in 2013, aiming to bring about social change to improve the lives of women, youth and senior citizens through awareness, interaction and education, which led her to found Safecity.in.
ElsaMarie D’Silva is currently the Founder & CEO of Red Dot Foundation and President of Red Dot Foundation Global, (Safecity) which is a platform that documents sexual harassment and abuse in public spaces.
A ChangeMAKER, fierce activist, thought-provoking speaker and writer, ElsaMarie spoke to MAKERS India on need of educating ourselves regarding sexual and gender based violence, importance of documenting and sharing experiences and sensitising the society at large.
(Interview by Poorvi Gupta, produced by Varnika Gupta and video edited SivaPrasad Dokku)