At the end of 2012 India and the world was rocked with the news of the horrific gang rape and murder of a beautiful young woman whose future was beyond bright. In order to continue the outcry by the public for more safety for women. UN Women India set about on a huge campaign to increase awareness and have people join together, united, to fight violence against women.
I had never entered a photo competition before but this was a cause I felt strongly and passionate about. I spent three days in Dharavi, Mumbai talking with people about their views & hearing stories. There were a lot of discussions that went on in the community which was more important than the photos for sure.
I entered one in the competition and it was one of the top 3 chosen to further advocate for Women’s Freedom from violence !
Since the campaign started the image has been widely shared and used widely for exhibitions, conferences, social media, publications and other mediums to inspire change.
I just received a parcel from UN Women with their 2014 greeting card & calendar (pictured below)! I feel privileged and proud to be playing a part in advocating for change!
Inspiring Change is the 2014 theme for internationalwomensday.com which is tomorrow March 8th.
The day is set as a reminder to encourage advocacy for women’s advancement everywhere in every way. It calls for challenging the status quo for women’s equality and vigilance inspiring positive change.
What women do you know that have INSPIRED change?
Celebrate them #SHEINSPIRES