Home » International Women’s Day Speaker Wows Boise Egyptian Theatre Audience

International Women’s Day Speaker Wows Boise Egyptian Theatre Audience

City Desk

On stage, Ruchira Gupta looks nothing like she does in the press materials. In a publicity photo, Gupta wears a tough but convivial smile and a red scarf wound around her neck. Her arms are crossed. At the International Women’s Day Celebration held at the Egyptian Theatre the evening of March 19, she leaned against the podium and wore glasses with thick black rims, the red scarf draped over her shoulders. Instead of a rugged woman of action, she came off as a wizened woman driven to action by circumstance.

Those circumstances—the subject of her talk Wednesday evening at a packed Egyptian Theatre—are harrowing: In the 1990s, Gupta was a journalist pursuing a story in the border villages of Nepal, where, she said, she saw no young girls. The locals were reluctant to answer when she asked where they’d gone, but one villager finally gave her an answer. Continue Reading.

Share This:

I Kick And I Fly
Order the book, I Kick and I Fly, by our founder Ruchira.
The Last Girl Awards
Watch last years' show.
Platinum Transparency 2024 from Candid
Apne Aap was co-founded by twenty two women from a red-light district in India with a vision of a world where no child is bought or sold.
Donate
Tax exemption for U.S : EIN 134199270

Tax exemption for India under 80 G : E20422-Mumbai
Join the Movement

Join our Cool Men Don’t Buy Sex campaign by tweeting and facebooking a selfie with #coolmendontbuysex and #apneaap on  Twitter and Facebook

Opportunities
Get involved with volunteering and internship opportunities in India.
View Opportunities
website development company new york
© 2024 All Rights Reserved.