The Story of South Asian Women Network TV told by Time Magazine 2020

The Story of South Asian Women Network TV told by Time Magazine 2020
In 2011, South Asian Women Network TV SAWNTV was formed. SAWNTV started out to be a website with blogs, resources and videos helpful in bringing awareness, providing support and educating South Asian women. At that time the population of South Asians in Canada was 1 million, Indian population hitting one billion and other countries in the region like Pakistan at 130 million. India was being predicted to be one of the future super powers and major North American companies like L’Oreal were heavily investing

South Asian Network TV was an advocate of South Asian women; it gave voice to women’s issues and brought awareness to different issues of women. Internet TV was just becoming popular. SAWNTV inspired, educated and supported South Asian woman in becoming self-sufficient. Woman used SAWNTV to be independent, progressive and courageous thinkers.
SAWNTV started a movement that made women realize that they are powerful, creative and resourceful. South Asian women took responsibility to train their men, sons and daughters to respect women.
South Asian Women Network TV some of the achievements are:

  • Questioned the current media having women turn against each other, sensationalizing their plight and promoting the old propaganda to keep women oppressed.
  • Featured individuals, agencies and any organizations in empowering women as agents of change
  • Showcased South Asian women role models to empower other women
  • Created an online community of support for women
  • Distributed solutions like one cultural sensitivity program, exploring healthy boundaries safely and many more.

SAWNTV developed into a full network TV station airing world-wide. Starting from North America, it moved to Europe, Australia and then to developed countries like India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and other countries transforming the face of South Asian culture to treat women humanly forever.
There were many problems discussed in the media like:
Honour Killings (Femicide), Feticide, Forced Marriages, Forced Abortion & Hymen Repair, child abuse, child marriages, human trafficking, child sex trade and other issues.
Many individuals and organizations were working to rectify the situation. However, SAWNTV brought ownership, responsibility and accountability to the South Asian Community to remedy the situation. The leaders in South Asian community were brought together to support the safety of women. Even religious leaders publically disdained maltreatment of women. The oppression, the subjugation of women and marginalization of women was lifted.
The South Asian community learned to unite like Jewish community to pool their resources to fight the evils in their society. No subject was taboo anymore. Leaders and individuals alike had the courage to stand up and stop injustice and unfairness. Operah Network, corporations and countries came together to remedy the situation and offered their resources to help SAWNTV achieve its’ goal.
We are proud to announce that today South Asian women live equally with their partners and feel safe, respected and loved as human beings. This might not be a bedtime story, but it is a tale of human struggle, transformation and triumph over their own weaknesses.
Thank you SAWNTV to make a difference and thinking differently by bringing hope, belief in solutions and integrity, and consistent advocacy of humanity and justice.
There were many people who helped, contributed and supported SAWNTV.

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