Music for EqualityMissMalini , 06 Sep 2009
FYI this is where you can catch Nikhil D’Souza next week. Fight-Back’s new initiative “Music for Equality” a concert to raise awareness on gender equality. A cool concept that combines the arts with social messaging, organically. On September 10th (from 9.05pm-11.55pm) the band will play original material written by Nikhil, Arijit and Adrian at Blue Frog, Lower Parel, Mumbai.
- In January 2008 Zubin Driver launched fight-back, no more terrorism after the molestation incident outside JW Marriot
- In November 2008, Fight Back grew its wing and offered people a platform to fight against Terrorism.
- Fight-back, say no to gender – to create a platform to address the needs of women as well as provide them an avenue to voice their opinion.
- Fight-back, no more terrorism – to strengthen India and spread awareness by working at its roots.
- The Fight-Back website was launched in March 2008. The website acts as a online resource center, community and fulcrum for all Fight-back activity
- The core team includes volunteers from Cell 18 besides Zubin Driver
- Teesta Setalvad, noted lawyer and human activist
- Dolly Thakore, renowned theatre personality
- Ranvijay, Host of MTV Roadies show
- Raghu Ram, TV judge and producer at MTV
- The Fight-back facebook community has more than 2500 members, who volunteer for activities in different citiesFight Back runs a blog as part of their online activism
- Rotract Club has helped to distribute around 800 Fight-Back posters in India as well as Bangladesh and Nepal
- Tied up with McDonalds and Cafe Coffee Day through DNS networks (they have screens all over India including all Railway stations, hangouts, etc) to spread awareness through their screens
- Tied up with Independence Rock, India’s biggest rock festival, as the default cause
- Tied up with radio one to promote fight back, more terrorism republic day activity.
- Tied up with Stree Mukti Sanghatana, a leading grass-roots women’s NGO
- Tied up with the Indian Medical Association for the International MISSING women’s day
- Wallet cards, sized like credit cards, have been designed by the Fight-Back team. These cards contain vital information for girls with important phone numbers across Maharashtra. Volunteers from Fight-Back and Rotract Club distribute these on periodic basis
- Default cause of I-Rock 2008
- As a part of the republic day activity, fight-back got over 400 schools from all over India, this equals to over 1 million children, to read the constitution of India.
- “Women’s Labyrinth” and “Postcard to Pakistan” art installations at 2009 Kala Ghoda festival
- Fight Back has initiated an activity against Female Foetecide and Indian Media Association (IMA) is supporting the activity
|FB’s online Rape Petition campaign|
- Online rape Petition which urges the constitution for harsher punishments for such criminals
- Involved Soli Sorabjee (Former Attorney General of India) as guiding light
- Approached Law Commission of India
- Around 800 people have signed the petition