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Don't be a By-stander, Speak Up! | Sripriya Somasekhar | TEDxRuakura
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Added Sep 16, 2016
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What would you do if you experienced systemic injustice?

After escape would you work, fight, to effect change?

And would you have the personal strength to realise that the only way to change the world is to first face the fear that has been culturally ingrained within you?

The theme of TEDx Ruakura 2016 was Morphosis.

Sripriya Somasekhar, who is now completing her Phd, has made it her life’s mission to break down the barriers that prevent women from reporting incidents of domestic violence.

Born and raised in India, Sripriya immigrated to New Zealand four years ago to finish her Phd, and for a better future for her family.

India. Home to more than one billion people. Where a woman is raped every 29 minutes, and where an act of domestic violence is reported every five. And these are only the cases that are reported.

Unfortunately Sripriya’s research in New Zealand show that we have many of the same problems here as well.

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