We are pleased to announce our partner and friend, Indrani Goradia as one of the featured speakers for this year’s TEDx conference in Port of Spain Trinidad on October 14th, 2015.
The theme this year is ‘Off Record’ — Conversations that are NECESSARY, but often ignored because we are too afraid to discuss due to its sensitive nature. In other words, conversations that are considered ‘taboo’. Gender-based violence is a serious issue globally and in Trinidad alone, the cases of reported violence against girls and women continue to stagger.
Interpersonal violence (including gender-based violence and rape) ranks fifth out of 44 disease areas, accounting for 5.4 percent of the total years of lives lost due to premature deaths – demonstrating the extent to which gender based violence is a public health issue.
Indrani is instrumental in the development of our GBV (Gender-based violence) prevention initiative “Make It Stop” which was launched in May 2015. Her TEDx talk will inspire and enlighten us on transforming attitudes and shifting behaviour in an effort to eliminate GBV.
Indrani completed her formal education at Queens College and Kent State University in New York City. She is an author, speaker and certified life coach and most recently was invited to the World Women’s High Level Development Forum on Women’s Health & Development where she addressed the United Nations on eradicating gender-based violence internationally. She was also invited to give the keynote address at the PSI 2015 Latin America and Caribbean Regional Retreat.
As a victim of violence in her childhood, it has driven her to work tirelessly to help others understand its devastating effects and lead empowerment training for girls and women in several countries around the world.
She is a philanthropist, triathlete, marathoner and most of all a proud mother and wife.
For more information on the event, visit the TEDxPortofSpain website.