is the story of the brutal gang rape and murder of an inspiring young woman in Delhi in December 2012. The rape and death of the 23-year-old medical student sparked unprecedented protests throughout India. Interwoven into the storyline are the lives, values and mindsets of the rapists and the courage with which the parents of Jyoti Singh remember their daughter. GMSP supported the distribution and outreach of the film.
1 in 3 women globally is beaten, forced into sex or abused.
A rape occurs every 18 minutes in Delhi, known as ‘the rape capital of the world’, and every 20 minutes in India as a whole. The important point to bear in mind is that this is by no means an India-centric problem. In the UK, for example, 33 per cent of young girls between the ages of 13 and 17 have experienced sexual violence.
India’s Daughter exposes a skewed patriarchal society in which an institutionalised view of women as second-class citizens leads to such heinous crimes against them.
The insights gleaned from this film have led to the conclusion that the only way to stop violence against women is through early years education. Thus, an NGO, Think Equal, which incorporates a curriculum of social and emotional learning was born.