Daughters of Mother India

Vibha Bakshi / Weber Shandwick


The outrage of rape victims in India - not only suffering at the hands of their attackers but then facing another ordeal because of their treatment by police - was brought into sharp focus by award-winning documentary filmmaker Vibha Bakshi. Reaction to the brutal rape of 23-year-old Jyoti Singh, who became known as Nirbhaya - meaning fearless - fuelled the project, which aimed to bring hope for change on the back of public demands. Nirbhaya’s story was the first prime-time documentary to be broadcast at the same time across the Viacom 18 network in eight languages. It generated tens of millions of Twitter impressions. The film is also mandatory viewing at the National Police Academy and has been seen by more than 150,000 officers. Daughters of Mother India gave a loud voice to a movement of hope demanded by millions of people.

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