SON RISE is set in Haryana, a strong patriarchal society with one of the most skewed sex ratios and the highest rate of gender crimes reported in the country. In this land of ‘Khap’ panchayat, ordinary men are taking on the ‘extraordinary’ fight to change the narrative on gender inequality.

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First time a film featured in the prestigious

Hindustan Times 360o Campaign series

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A film by Vibha Bakshi

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-Ngcuka

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

First look of ‘SON RISE’ film showcased by United Nations during UN’s World Activism week.

Yuri Afanasiev – UN Resident Coordinator in India, Vibha Bakshi – National Award Winning Filmmaker, 
Nishtha Satyam – Deputy Representative of UN Women India, Dr Varghese – Principal, St Stephens and 
Neeti Mohan – Bollywood Playback Singer

Fire side chat with Jack Dorsey – Co-Founder and CEO of Twitter,    Maya Hari – VP & Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, Twitter and  Vibha Bakshi – National Award Winning Filmmaker 

“Gender equality and parity is an important subject we support, we are pleased to partner with Vibha Bakshi and UN Women on the SON RISE movement as part of the larger #HeForShe initiative.” 
~ Twitter Team