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Meghna Pant is a vociferous feminist and advocate of gender equality.
“In our society, women have been conditioned to please our brothers, fathers, husbands, sons and our bosses. What kind of life are we leading as women in India if we say ‘I will not sacrifice, I will not compromise, I will not be subservient, and I will not adjust’? That’s the basic framework of feminism in India’s context today,” she explains.
“Every woman who rises above her circumstances to shift the axis on which women stand, and gives them a higher place in society’s matrix, is an empowered female. Every woman who reframes gender biases and makes the world more hospitable to women is an opinion leader.”
Pant curates a monthly panel discussion in Mumbai called 'Feminist Rani'. She anchors various women-centric shows, like She's The Boss and First Lady, for the news portal Firstpost where she interviews top women influencers who've broken glass ceilings in various walks of life. She is invited as a speaker and moderator at several events. She is known for taking a strong feminist stance in her writing.
In order to raise awareness about the atrocities that women face, Pant has written on issues like consent, rape, domestic violence, surrogacy, body-shaming and public safety for various prominent publications. A physical abuse survivor, she has spoken at several platforms, including TEDx, on her personal experience, urging women to speak out against domestic violence. She is credited for having popularized the phrase “Stop The Silence. Stop The Violence.”
Pant conducts motivational talks for underprivileged girls. She has been associated with the Avanti Young Women Leadership Program, The Blue Ribbon Movement, Kehkasha 2017 and Srujna Sheroes. She is also a Sheroes mentor.