Meet To Sleep

Action Sheroes assert the right to live free from fear, and defenceless. I Never 'Ask For It'.  Unite in resistance. Meet To Sleep,this December 16th, 2018, between 2 pm- 5 pm

Call for global action. Register here

Action Sheroes , citizens and allies, from across 18 cities / towns/ places will #MeetToSleep : Places include Agonda, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bidar, Cochin, Delhi, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Karachi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patiala, Panjim, Peru, Pune, Sagar and Vadodara.

Meet To Sleep 2018 allies include citizens, women, girls, persons and organisations/ collectives including One Billion Rising Delhi, Crea, Femme Fridays- Bhopal, CAFP, Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangattan, Sangamma, Srijanatmak Manushi Sanstha- Delhi, Safe Cities Plan India , Why Loiter and more!

We sleep to create new narratives for our bodies, ourselves, and our public environments.
We, Meet To Sleep, to fight fear, we have
long been taught to carry.
We, Meet to Sleep for the right to live defenceless. Trusting even.
We, Meet To Sleep, to create a new reality,
through collective action.
We, Meet To Sleep because collective action is powerful and can create new collective memory.
Our bodies will, through new learnt experience, tell new stories ; located in belonging, connection, pride. Replacing fear, shame and violation.
We Meet To Sleep, to heal.

Action Sheroes across cities/ towns/ places champion #MeetToSleep 2018;

Action Shero Deeksha, Lucknow

Action Shero Lisa, Bangalore

Action Shero Eeshita, Bangalore.

Action Shero Sharada, Bangalore

Action Shero Babita, Hazaribag


Sleep is Protest

We Meet To Sleep, in memory of Jyoti Singh, also known to the world as #Nirbhaya, the fearless one. Jyoti Singh was gangraped and murdered on December 16th, 2012. This year marks 6 years. This year, we #MeetToSleep remembering all those who said #MeToo and #NiUnaMenos. This year, we #MeetToSleep We sleep remembering what we know, and the stories that are yet to be told. We #MeetToSleep in solidarity.

Meet To Sleep was conceptualised by Jasmeen Patheja in 2008. The first public action for Meet To Sleep was held in 2014.

Between 2014 - 2017, Meet To Sleep has been built in over 21 cities including Bangalore, Chennai, Lucknow, Dimapur, Kohima, Delhi, Pune, Kolkata, Surat, Mumbai, Panjim, San Francisco, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Vadodara, Jodhpur, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Chandigarh, Ranchi, Kandwari.

The intervention been built in collaboration with individuals also known as Action Sheroes, and also feminist allies across India and Pakistan too. Feminist allies include Sangat, Why Loiter,  Girls at Dhabas,  Jagori, One Billion Rising, Hidden Pockets, Global Concerns India, Radio Active,  Vimochana, Malleswaram Social, Homescreen Network, Breaththrough, North East Network, CAFP India, Chhoti Si Khushi, Sahas Foundation, Azad Foundation, Srijanatmak Manushi Sanstha, Start Up , Srijan Foundation, Red Brigade, Center For Health and Social Justice and more. 

Meet To Sleep, has been built by approximately 400 women, girls and persons beyond gender binaries.

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Kamla Bhasin Champions #MeetToSleep, 2017

Language: Hindi and English

Red Brigade Foundation, Lucknow, Meet To Sleep (2017)

 Meet To Sleep For Nirbhaya, Jharkhand by Srijan Foundation (2017)

Meet To Sleep For Nirbhaya, Jharkhand by Srijan Foundation (2017)

 Action Hero Madhu at Meet To Sleep, Bangalore (2016)

Action Hero Madhu at Meet To Sleep, Bangalore (2016)

Meet to sleep for Jyoti Singh, 2017

Meet To Sleep in memory of Jyoti Singh. Marking 5 years since the murder and gang rape of Jyoti Singh on Dec 16, 2017 -  22 organisations and collectives across India and Pakistan ( Girls at Dhabas) united in sleep. Read more here.

Meet To Sleep, 2016

Meet To Sleep in January, 2016 was a collective action co created by Girls At Dhabas, Pakistan and Action Heroes in Pune, Bombay, Bangalore, Delhi, Jaipur, Hyderabad and Why Loiter, Mumbai to name a few. Read more here.

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Meet To Sleep
Dec 16th, 2018

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