Karishma Dharni

In Memory of Jyoti Singh – Nirbhaya

Monday 16th December marks the anniversary of the brutal rape and murder of Jyoti Singh in Delhi.

In memory ActionAid are organising an event to mark the anniversary of the rape and murder on a Delhi bus of 23 year old of Jyoti Singh known as Nirbhaya “Fearless One” in solidarity with ActionAid India, who are co-organising a rally on 16th December.

We will be attending and hope as many of you as possible will join us to remember Nirbhaya and to keep up the momentum against the persistent violence women and girls face within our communities. And to show solidarity with the international struggles for women’s freedom and equality, but also to hold up a mirror within our very own communities and to ask uncomfortable questions about the prevalence of violence on our own doorstep.

Also attending will be actor and writer Meera Syal, journalist and campaigner Sunny Hundal and members of the acclaimed 2013 Edinburgh Fringe play, “Nirbhaya”.
At the same time, In India, thousands will gather to mark the brutal death of this brave young women and ensure that her memory will live on in the actions of all those who speak out against violence and rape.

Please wear black and if you would like bring a white flower to show solidarity with the millions of women worldwide who suffer violence and rape.

08.20 for 08.30 start: The Nehru Statue, India Place, Aldwych, London WC2B 4NA
09.00 – 10.00: Breakfast and a chance to hear about ActionAid’s work on Violence against Women: Room SW1.09 Kings College London, Somerset House East Wing, Strand Campus, London WC2R 2LSA
RSVP: [email protected]

Photo Credit: Southall Black Sisters From Delhi to Southall March. Photographer: Paolo Cardullo

Further Reading

Protest against sexual violence in India
You have sparked a fire
From Delhi to Southall: Freedom is Our Right!
Women, Rise and Fight – Our march on Southall

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