Sexual Violence Panel
Moderator: Shivli Shrivastava
Paromita Vohra (Agents of ISHQ)
Levy Luke (Students for Safer NUS)
Dr. Vani Khare (Sanrakshan)
We explore the theme of sexual violence through the voices of our panelists who are involved in sexuality education and advocacy.
About Dr. Vani Khare
Vani is a humanitarian, child rights advocate, and molecular biologist. She is the founder of the social change organization Sanrakshan Pte Ltd, Singapore, and NGO Faith Foundation Trust India. She is currently also attached with the Institute of Cell and Molecular Biology ASTAR Singapore as an independent postdoctoral fellow.
Her NGO Faith Foundation Trust holds the Guinness Book of World Records 2017 for conducting the largest child safeguarding session of the world. It has also received the gratitude award from Nobel Laureate Dr. Kailash Satyarthi.
Vani has worked with children and women internationally in Singapore, India, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Indonesia. She has also worked with Rohingya Refugees in Malaysia. Her organization has raised funds and provided support to Refugee pregnant women in Malaysia and advocated for their right to get safe medical care on humanitarian grounds.
She has also worked with the Ministry of social and family development at Batam to provide safeguarding measures to schoolchildren there. Her recommendation on Safeguarding has also been included in the report to enhance safeguarding measures for children in the Parliament of India. Her organization along with Dentsu Agies has also won the Lotus Ad-Fest Award for creating an innovative AI-based campaign on child safeguarding which was displayed on the bus stops of Singapore in 2018
She is also a red cross certified trainer and practitioner of psychological first aid and psychosocial community support.
Her work has been featured at various prestigious platforms, media, and news networks, She has also been featured by TEDxWomenSingapore, TEDxNationalLibrarySingapore at their one- month-long exhibition.
She is also a poet and writer, she and her students are featured at Singapore Poetry Festival every year. She has also scripted thought-provoking TV series aired on Viacom Color channel in 10 different countries.