United Nations Under-Secretary General & Executive Director, UN Women

Madame Phumzile Mlambo-NgcukA unveilS ‘SON RISE’ 

at The Royal Opera House Mumbai


in partnership with SON RISE

NISHTHA SATYAM – Deputy Country Representative, India, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka, VIBHA BAKSHI – National Award Winning Filmmaker &  VALERIE PINTO – CEO weber shandwick

“Nothing gets to the heart the way cinema does. SON RISE is ‘Magic’ since it brings out not only voices of discrimination but of courage, of sheer strength.

I am so confident that Son Rise will lay the emergency exit for gender issues that our country faces. We, at UN Women are privileged and honored to partner with Vibha Bakshi on her film SON RISE.”


Deputy Country Representative, India, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka

Consulates of the world comE together to HELP change the narrative on gender inequality

“Congratulations Vibha Bakshi for presenting us with such a rare and powerful film – SON RISE. The least we could do as the audience was to give a full house standing ovation to you and the brave men and women of Haryana in fighting gender inequality”.

Bhupatray Shashank
Former Foreign Secretary, India

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