WE FOUND ORDINARY MEN…
TAKE ON THE ‘EXTRAORDINARY’ FIGHT…
TO CHANGE THE NARRATIVE ON MASCULINITY.
TAKING THE MOVEMENT TO THE NEXT LEVEL
DAUGHTERS OF MOTHER INDIA
Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka stressed on the importance of the role men and boys can play to end gender violence and inequality.
“No country in the world can achieve gender equality without a strong women’s movement, and it is crucial to support and strengthen it.”
– Under-Secretary General of the United Nations
Madam Phumzile Mlambo-Nguka
From left Dr. Rebecca Tavares UN Women’s representative for
India, Bhutan, Maldives & Sri Lanka,
National Award winning Director & Producer Vibha Bakshi &
UN Under-Secretary General Madame Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
(The land of Daughter-Killers)
According to the official 2011 census data, Haryana has the lowest sex ratio among all 29 Indian States.
This is largely because of rampant sex-determination and female foeticide, which has earned the region its notorious title of ‘Kudi-Maar’ (The land of Daughter-Killers).
THE MARRIAGE BAZAAR
Adverse sex ratio in Haryana has made it very difficult for men to find brides locally.
This shortage of women is now generating a dangerous demand for brides among men desperate to marry, leading to the trafficking and abduction of women from other Indian states.
These brides are traded like commodities. They usually have little control over their own lives.
CULTURE OF CRIME
As per the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) report for 2015, Haryana recorded the highest rate of gang rapes in the country.
In June 2017, one of Haryana’s fastest growing and politically important towns, Rohtak, was reported as being the location of some of the year’s most sensational and gruesome crimes against women.