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Blank Noise is a community ‘Action Sheroes, Theyroes, Heroes, ie citizens /persons taking agency to end sexual / gender based violence.
December 16, 2018, marked six years since the gang rape and murder of Jyoti Singh. We pledge to not forget.
600 Action Sheroes (Members of the public) along with 19 feminist allies, from across from across 21 cities, towns, villages in India built Meet To Sleep; women across the country slept in the open, under trees, skies, in parks, fields and open ground: asserting the right to live free from fear and defenceless.
Places include Agonda, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bidar, Bokaro, Delhi, Gurgaon, Hazaribag, Hyderabad, Karachi, Kochi, Kolkata, Kutch, Lucknow, Mumbai, Muzzafarpur, Patiala, Panjim, Peru, Pune, Sagar, Shorampur, and Vadodara.
Allies include: Akanksha Seva Sadan, Azad Foundation with Sakha Consulting, Femme Fridays, Gaurav Gramin Mahila Vikas Sanstha, I Will Go Out , Kutch Mahila Vikas Sanstha, Mahila Mukhti Sanstha, Olakh Foundation, Vadodara, Plan India & partners: AV Baliga Memorial Trust and CASP Plan, Sahyogini, Sangama, Sneha Foundation, Srijan Foundation, Srijanatmak Manushi Sanshta, Where Are The Women, Why Loiter. Thank you CREA , One Billion Rising, Delhi , Kamla Bhasin and Srishti Insitute of Art, Design and Technology for your support and solidarity.
Action Shero Babita championed Meet To Sleep (2018) from Hazaribag, Jharkhand.
Kamla Bhasin, champions Meet To Sleep with One Billion Rising, Delhi. (2017)
Sakina Parvin, GGMV, Gaurav Grameen Mahila Vikas,
built #MeetToSleep in Shorampur, Bihar.
Supriya built #MeetToSleep in Bidar, Karnataka
Unite To Eradicate Victim Blame.
Co Create #INeverAskForIt .
I Never Ask For It (2005 - ongoing).
I Never Ask For It is a long term mission and commitment to end victim blame and all attitudes that have long justified sexual violence as experienced across spaces, identities and geographies, by building testimonies of clothing.
Your garment is witness, memory and voice. In 2023, ten thousand garments will assemble and stand in sites of public significance. This is a global call to action. Join the mission. Unite to end victim blame.
Co Create I Never Ask For It. Here’s how we can work together in india and globally:
We unite in solidarity with all who have spoken and who may speak.
May We Never Have To Explain Why We Didn't Report Earlier.
CAMPUS UPRISING : spotlighting victim blame on campus across India and beyond.
Campus Uprising is a participatory research and community building project, documenting student led protests in response to rape culture, patriarchy, victim blame on campus. Join the Campus Uprising research and community building team by signing up to intern here and to read more about the ongoing project, visit here.
Connect to address and arrest victim blame and sexual harassment on campus. e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Work with us to build a safe , welcoming, and inclusive campus. Apply for an internship to become an Action Sheroes/ Theyroes/ Heroes on campus.
Akeli Awaara Azaad अकेली आवारा आज़ाद
ON HER OWN, UNAPOLOGETIC, FREE .
Hum Sab Akele. Hum Sab Ek Saath
हम सब अकेले I हम सब एक साथ I
Walk Alone. Together.
What do the three words, Akeli , Awaara , Azaad mean to you?
Marching towards our fullest potential : Over 600 Action Sheroes between ages 2 to 87, across 88 towns, cities, places, regions and 9 countries unite in celebrating our #AkeliAwaaraAzaad selves. Akeli-Awaara-Azaads claim the right to live free from fear, warnings and blame. Follow on instagram @blanknoiseactionheroes #AkeliAwaaraAzaad
#TEDTalksIndiaNayiSoch, TED Talks in collaboration with Star Plus, hosted by Shahrukh Khan. (2017)
Photo credit: Amit Madheshiya. View TED Talk here
Something you don’t leave home without?
Add it to the Museum Of Street Weapons Of Defence
Moments Of A Long Pause is a two channel video, interviewing women and men across the streets of Delhi, Agra, Ludhiana, Amritsar and Kolkata, on street harassment. The piece was commissioned by Bronx Museum Of Art towards the show, Street Art, Street Life (2008).
Hot News/ Taaza Samachar , video performance, created in 2003, in response to the everyday consumption and denial of news reports on rape. The script is based on news reports from the same year.