Meet To Sleep, 2018
December 16, 2018, marked six years since the gang rape and murder of Jyoti Singh. We pledge to not forget.
In 2018, 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 , girls and persons across the country slept in the open, asserting the right to live free from fear and defenceless.
Blank Noise community, I Will Go Out and Action Shero, Hero, Theyro citizens of Bangalore at Cubbon Park.
Meet To Sleep, Bangalore was built in Cubbon Park as a collective action with 34 Action Sheroes, Heroes and Theyroes which include members of the Blank Noise community and Meet To Sleep Ally, I Will Go Out. They are Ambika Tandon, Anadi Sharma, Annie Abraham, Barkha Subba, Darshana Dave, Divya Gupta, Eeshita Kapadiya, Hemalatha.R, Ishwari, Jasmeen Patheja, Kavitha, Lakshmi Padmanabhan, Laxmi Mahadevi, Lisa Keighery, Manoj Naik, Nilavathi, Pooja Kaul, Poojitha, Prachi Kardam, Renuka R, Riddhi Sharma, Rubin Sagar, Sakshi Khare, Sampige, Shilpa Shah, Shobha, Srikanth, Sunanda, Umaya, Varlakshmi and Zeeshan Sharif.
Action Shero and Hero citizens also built Meet To Sleep across various parks in Bangalore. Action Sheroes/ Heroes Neha Mohanty, Pakhi Sinha and Madhave Menon in Agara Lake Park. Vandana Mahajan, her daughter and sister in JP Nagar Park. Solo actions in Kempegowda International Airport by Kerry Duffy and Nischita Rao in a small park in an unnamed neighborhood.
Photo Credits: Jasmeen Patheja
Solo action by Action Shero Kerry Duffy at Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore
Photo Credits: Kerry Duffy
Meet To Sleep Ally, Akanksha Seva Sadan at Hawai Adda, Muzzafarpur
Meet To Sleep in Muzzafarpur was built by Meet To Sleep Ally, Akanksha Seva Sadan with 60 Action Sheroes in Hawai Adda.
Action Sheroes mobilised by Akanksha Seva Sadan include निराला कुमारी (Nirali Kumari), सोनाली शर्मा (Sonali Sharma), संगीता कुमारी ( Sangeeta Kumari), रेखा कुमारी 35 (Rekha Kumari), बबिता शर्मा (Babita Sharma), नीतु कुमारी (Neetu Kumari), रेखा कुमारी (Rekha Kumari), मीना देवी (Mina Devi), वन्दना शर्मा (Bandana Sharma) and many more.
Coordinator: Bandana Sharma and Nirali Kumari
Documentation: Sonali Sharma
Written Documentation: Sangita Kumari
Support: Rekha Kumari
Meet To Sleep Ally, Srijan Foundation and Babita Kumari at Nirmal Mahto Park, Hazaribag
Meet To Sleep in Hazaribag was built by Meet To Sleep Ally, Srijan Foundation and Babita Kumari, in association with CREA with 56 Action Sheroes in Nirmal Mahto Park.
Action Sheroes mobilised by Srijan Foundation and Babita Kumari include Sakeena Parveen, Nasima Khatun, Nuresha Khatun, Kajal Kumari, Pushpa Kumari, Rimjhim Kumari, Pritam Kumari, Monika Kumari, Priya Kumari, Sanjana Kumari, Isha Kumari Sandhya Kumari, Sumati Kumari, Seema Kumari, Gauri Kumari, Roshni Kumari, Rita Kumari, Anju Kumari, Sapna Kumari, Preeti Kumari, Anita Kumari, Rabina Kumari, Sobha Kumari, Rupa Kumari, Sarthi Kumari,Nandini Kumari, Preeti Kumari, Priyanka Kumari, Usha Kumari, Sunaina Kumari, Aarti Kumari, Manisha Kumari, Chandni Kumari, Komal Kumari, Riya Kumari, Priya Kumari, Sakina Kumari, Nikki Kumari, Madhu Kumari, Sudha Kumari, Babita Kumari, Koushalya Devi, Suparna Mondal and more.
Coordinators: Babita Kumari and Srijan Foundation
DOCUMENTATION/PHOTO CREDIT: SUPARNA MONDAL AND BABITA KUMARI
Action Shero Citizens of Lucknow at Riverfront Park.
Meet To Sleep, Lucknow was built by 7 Action Sheroes in River Front Park.
Action Sheroes who built Meet To Sleep, Lucknow include Deeksha Rai, Vineeta Mishra, Harshita, Sakshi Srivastava, Shruti Srivastava, Tanya Yadav and more.
DOCUMENTATION/coordinator: Deeksha Rai
Meet To Sleep Ally, Olakh Foundation and Action Shero Citizens of Vadodara at Kamatibag.
Meet To Sleep in Vadodara was built by 15 Action Sheroes and Heroes and Meet To Sleep Ally Olakh Foundation in Kamatibag.
Action Sheroes and Heroes that built Meet To Sleep in Vadodara include Chaitali Raval, Nimisha, Punita Kapadiya, Pravina Shah, Mohammad Hunaid, Parul Hundiwala, Sangeeta Upadhyay and more
Coordinators/ Documentation: Punita Kapadiya and Olakh Foundation
Meet To Sleep Ally, Why Loiter at Diamond Gardens, Chembur
Meet To Sleep in Mumbai was built in Diamond Gardens, Chembur by Meet To Sleep Ally Why Loiter. Meet To Sleep was built by 5 Action Sheroes in Diamond Gardens which include members of Why Loiter, Sameera Khan and Shilpa Phadke.
Coordinators: Sameera Khan
Documentation/ Photo Credits: Sameera Khan, Shilpa Phadke
Action Shero Citizens of Mumbai at Juhu Beach
Meet To Sleep, Mumbai was also built as a collective action by 7 Action Sheroes in Juhu Beach. They include Archana Patel, Anamika Deb, Ijum Dirchi, Lata P.M and more.
Coordinators: Anamika Deb and Lata PM
Solo action by Action Shero Neha Chopra at Hiranadani Joggers Estate Park, Mumbai
Documentation/ Photo Credits: Neha Chopra
Meet To Sleep Ally, Plan India, AV Baliga Trust and CASP, Delhi at Mangolpuri Public Park and Madanpur Khadar Public Park
Meet To Sleep, Delhi was built by Meet To Sleep Ally, Plan India, A V Baliga Trust and CASP, Delhi in Mangolpuri Public Park and Madanpur Khadar Public Park.
The Meet To Sleep was built by 60 Action Sheroes between the ages of 12 to 18 years.
Coordinator: KRATI SHARMA
Documentation/Photo Credit: Mahender (CASP), Rachna and Kirti (AV Baliga Trust)
Meet To Sleep Ally, Azad Foundation with Sakha Consulting at Kalkaji park, Nirankari Colony, North Delhi and Surajmal Park, Kadkaddumma.
Meet To Sleep, Delhi was built by Meet To Sleep Ally, Azad Foundation with Sakha Consulting, Delhi in 3 parks, Kalkaji park, Nirankari Colony, North Delhi and Surajmal Park, Kadkaddumma.
Azad Foundation and Sakha Consulting mobilised and built Meet To Sleep with a total of 124 Action Sheroes.
COordinator: Astha Pando
Documentation/ Photo Credit: Astha pando and Surbhi Kumar
Meet To Sleep Ally: Srijanatmak Manushi Sanstha, Delhi
Meet To Sleep, Delhi was built by Meet To Sleep Ally, Srijanatmak Manushi Sanstha in a park in Mandawali, Delhi.
Srijanatmak Manushi Sanstha mobilised and built Meet To Sleep with 35 - 40 Action Sheroes including Archana Kaul, Neelam, Archana Rajput, Sangam, Surbhi, Kunal, shubjeet's mother, Shivani, Vandana, Seema, Meena, Guddi, Mahima, Neetu, Meena Brar, Preeti Brar, Chandrakala, Kanishka, Heena, Kavita, Kumkum, Neha, Vijaya, Naveena, Swati, Monika, Saumya, Saumya, Shivani, Karishma, Bhakti, Shabnam, Babita, Suman, Komal, Ishani, Bulbul, Malaika, Bhoomi, Reena.
COordinator/ Documentation/ Photo Credit: Archana Kaul
Action Shero citizens of Delhi in Japanese Gardens
Meet To Sleep, Delhi was also built by 8 Action Sheroes and Heroes in Japanese Gardens.
COordinator/ Documentation/ Photo Credit: ShivanI Desai
Meet to Sleep Ally, Sahyogini in association with CREA at Bokaro Park.
Meet To Sleep in Bokaro was built by Meet To Sleep Ally, Sahyogini in Bokaro Park.
Sahyogini mobilised and built Meet To Sleep with 24 Action Sheroes including कल्याणी सागर (Kalyani Sagar), सुचित्रा सिंह (Suchitra Singh) , स्मिता चतुर्वेदी (Smita Chaturvedi) , सूर्यमणि देवी (Suryamani Devi) , मंजू देवी (Manju Devi) , गीता कुमारी (Gita Kumari), सोनिया कुमारी (Sonia Kumari), नमिता कुमारी (Namita Kumari), निशा कुमारी (Nisha Kumari), राबिता कुमारी (Rabita Kumari), अनिता कुमारी (Anita Kumari), मनीषा कुमारी (Manisha Kumari), सीता कुमारी (Sita Kumari), जयमाला देवी (Jayamala Devi), जान्हवी (Janvi), किरण कुमारी (Kiran Kumari), पूजा मुखर्जी (Pooja Mukhija), बबली मुखर्जी (Babli Mukherjee), मिंटी सिन्हा (Minty Sinha), रूपा महतो (Rupa Mehta), प्रभा देवी (Prabha Devi), सर्मिला मांझी (Sharmila Manjhi) , सावित्री देवी (Savitri Devi), खुसबू अड़ी (Khushboo Adi)
COordinator/ Documentation/ Photo Credit: KAlyani Sagar
Meet To Sleep Ally, Femme Fridays at Chinar Park.
Meet To Sleep, Bhopal was built by Meet To Sleep Ally, Femme Fridays
in Chinar Park.
Femme Fridays mobilised 4 Action Sheroes including Asmi, Aishwarya Shrivastav, Ashwarya Agarwal and Tanya Shrivastava.
COordinator/ Documentation/ Photo Credit: Aishwarya Shrivastav
Meet To Sleep Ally, Kutch Mahila Vikas Sanstha at Hira Laxmi Park, Bhujodi
Meet To Sleep was built in Bhujodi, Kutch by Meet To Sleep Ally Kutch Mahila Vikas Sanstha in Hiralaxmi Park.
Kutch Mahila Vikas Sanstha mobilised and built Meet To Sleep with 11 Action Sheroes and Heroes.
Coordinator: Vanitha Shekha
Documentation/ Photo Credit: Vanitha Shekha
Meet To Sleep Ally, Where Are The Women at Indira Park
Meet To Sleep, Hyderabad was built by Meet To Sleep Ally Where Are The Women, in Indira Park with 3 Action Sheroes, including Varsha Bhargavi and Kavya Reddy.
Coordinator: VArsha Bhargavi
Action Shero Citizens of Kolkata at Vivekanada Park
Meet To Sleep, Kolkata was built in Vivekanada Park by 3 Action Sheroes. They are Mallika Das Sutar, Kakoli Kar and Sujata.
Coordinator: Mallika Das Sutar
Documentation/Photo Credit : Mallika Das Sutar and Kakoli Kar
Action Shero citizens of Kolkata at Eco Park, Kolkata
Meet To Sleep, Kolkata was also built in Eco Park by 2 Action Sheroes, Reiko Shimizu and Michiko.
Documentation/Photo Credit/Coordinator : Reiko ShiMIzu
Action Shero citizens of Pune at Empress Gardens
Meet To Sleep, Pune was also built in Empress Gardens by 2 Action Sheroes, Tanya Mangwani and Priyanka Kale.
Documentation/Photo Credit/Coordinator : TANYA MANGWANI
Action Shero, Hero and Theyro citizens of Patiala at Baradari Gardens
Meet To Sleep, Patiala was also built in Baradari Gardens by 3 Action Heroes/ Sheroes, Maninderjit Singh, Dr Kiranjit and her son, Jai.
Documentation/Photo Credit/Coordinator : ManinderJit Singh
Meet To Sleep Ally Gaurav Grahmin Mahila Vikas Manch at Shorampur High School Open Field
Meet To Sleep, Shorampur was built by Meet To Sleep Ally Gaurav Grahmin Mahila Vikas Manch in Shorampur High School Open Field. A total of 55 Action Sheroes were mobilised and together built Meet To Sleep. They include पुष्पा (Pushpa), रीता (Rita), खुशु (Khushu), विभा (Vima) and 50 female football players.
Documentation/Photo Credit/Coordinator : Pratima Kumari and Pushpa Kumari
Action Shero students at Vasco De Gama Park, Kochi
Meet To Sleep, Kochi was built by 5 Action Sheroes in Vasco De Gama Park. They include Ameya Gutta, Aashti Kazmi, Malavika and more.
Documentation/Photo Credit/Coordinator : Ameya Gutta
Action Shero citizens of Bidar at Barid Shahi Gardens.
Meet To Sleep, Bidar was built by 3 Action Sheroes in Barid Shahi Gardens. They include Supriya Nandgouli, Aatmapriya, Yogeshwari.
Documentation/Photo Credit/Coordinator : SUpriya Nandgouli
Meet To Sleep Ally Kashmir Women’s Collective at Srinagar, Kashmir built Meet To Sleep on 3rd June, 2018.
Here’s a link to their Facebook Post!
Meet To Sleep Video Highlights
Why Meet To Sleep ?
Select pre event videos (2018), created by members of the community and allies:
Action Shero Jasmeen Patheja, Bangalore
Action Shero Eeshita Kapadiya, Bangalore
Action Shero Lisa, Bangalore
Action Shero Deeksha, Lucknow
Allies : Plan India , New Delhi
Action Shero Punita Kapadiya
Action Shero, Reiko Shimizu
Action Shero Babita Kumari, Hazaribag
Action Shero Shruti Sharada, Bangalore
Action Shero Lakshmi Mahadevi, Bangalore. Language Kannada
Team Credits 2018
Meet To Sleep Team of Action Shero/ Hero/ Theyro
Aarancha Tyaagi , Anadi Sharma Anusha Goil , Action Shero Lisa. Rubin Sagar along with Blank Noise office, Eeshita Kapadiya and Jasmeen Patheja
Rubin Sagar also contributed to photo documentation, along with Jasmeen Patheja.
Meet To Sleep, 2018 was built in collaboration with members of the public and with organisations including :
Akanksha Seva Sadan
Azad Foundation with Sakha Consulting
Gaurav Gramin Mahila Vikas Sanstha
I Will Go Out
Kutch Mahila Vikas Sanstha
Kashmir Women’s Collective
Mahila Mukhti Sanstha
Plan India & partners: AV Baliga Memorial Trust and CASP Plan,
Srijanatmak Manushi Sanshta
Where Are The Women
Thank you CREA , One Billion Rising, Delhi , Kamla Bhasin and Srishti Insitute of Art, Design and Technology for your support and solidarity.
Places Under The Sun, Trees including Parks where Meet To Sleep, 2018 was built
Meet To Sleep, 2018 was built in the following places. It was spread amongst parks, fields, and open grounds.
Places include Agonda, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bidar, Bokaro, Delhi, Hazaribag, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Bhujodi, Lucknow, Mumbai, Muzzafarpur, Patiala, Panjim, Pune, Shorampur, Srinagar and Vadodara.
Meet To Sleep was built across 36 parks and open grounds including Agara Lake Park, Bangalore, Agonda Beach, Agonda, Amarsons Garden, Bridge Candy, Baradari Gardens, Patiala, Barid Shahi Park, Bidar, Bokaro Park, Bokaro, Children's park, Campal, Panjim, Chinar Park, Bhopal, Cubbon Park, Bangalore, Diamond Gardens, Mumbai, Eco Park, Kolkata, Empress Garden, Pune, Hawai Adda, Muzzafarpur, Hiranandani Joggers Estate Park, Mumbai, Indira Park, Hyderabad, Japanese Gardens, Delhi, JP Nagar Park, Bangalore, Juhu Beach, Mumbai, Kalkaji Park, Delhi, Kamatibag, Vadodara, Kempegowda International Airport Park, Bangalore, Lodhi Garden, Delhi, Madanpur Khadar Public Park, Delhi, Mangolpuri Public Park, Delhi , Mughal Gardens, Srinagar, BBMP Park Bangalore , Nirankari Colony North Delhi, HiraLaxmi Park, Bhujodi, Riverfront Park, Lucknow, Shaheed Nirmal Mahto Park, Hazaribag, Shorampur High School Open Field, Shorampur, Surajmal Park Kadkaddumma, Delhi, Vasco De Gama Park, Goa, Vivekananda Park, Kolkata, Unnamed Park in Mandawali, Delhi.