Why do, you and I, women and girls, in india and across the world, remember the clothes worn when we experienced sexual violence?
I Never Ask For It invites you; women, girls ,persons to bring in clothes worn when you experienced sexual harassment, violence, threat or intimidation. Your garment is witness, memory and voice. In 2023, ten thousand garments will assemble and stand in sites of public significance. Join the mission. Collaborate. Co Create. Unite to end victim blame.
Call To Action: October 12, 2019
Walk Towards Healing * Walk Where You Live
Action Sheroes/ Heroes/ Theyroes: Report To Duty.
Time 5-7 PM
rsvp e: firstname.lastname@example.org/ whatsapp 91.9886840612
Proposal: Action Shero Campus Network
Student Action Sheroes/Theyroes/Heroes : Report To Duty
Time 1- 4 Pm. Location WE Work, galaxy.
Date: 31st, August, 2019
*Session for students across colleges, only.
Campus + I + You
If you’re someone who is noticing a systemic injustice in your institution that perpetuates violence against women.
Or if you’re a student leader, you’re welcome.
If you’re not a student leader but you feel strongly about this, you are welcome.
If you’re someone who experienced harassment or threat on campus, or know someone who did, you are welcome.
If you have witnessed or felt uneasy but not found words to articulate your feelings, you are welcome.
If you believe in ending victim blame, you are welcome.
If you believe in ending sexual violence , threat, discrimination, you are welcome.
We meet to speak, listen, address, articulate and envision what the future campus can look and feel like.
The event is for students only.
Campus + I + You Team includes: Action Shero Gagana Jadhav, Action Shero Srishti Srivastav,
Action Shero Zoya Raj Singh, Action Hero Gowtham, Eeshita Kapadiya, Pavithra E, Jasmeen Patheja
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. The project is a collaboration with Centre For Internet And Society. Research conducted by Action Shero Intern Aditi Mazumdar.
Unite To Eradicate Victim Blame.
Co Create #INeverAskForIt .
Invest in a future where women and girls live free from fear.
Donate towards #INeverAskForIt .
A small donation could take us a long way in our mission to end victim blame. Blank Noise has 12A and 80G certificates towards tax exemption and can currently accept donations from Indian citizens only, and institutions in India.
Make an online donation here. Bank transfer here *
Co Create I Never Ask For It.
Working together to end victim blame, in India and globally.
I Never Ask For It (2005 - ongoing).
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.
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
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.
Kamla Bhasin, champions Meet To Sleep with One Billion Rising, Delhi. (2017)
Action Shero Babita championed Meet To Sleep (2018) from Hazaribag, Jharkhand.
Supriya built #MeetToSleep in Bidar, Karnataka
Blank Noise is a community ‘Action Sheroes, Theyroes, Heroes, ie citizens /persons taking agency to end sexual / gender based violence.
#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.