Music for Equality

MissMalini , 06 Sep 2009

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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.

Didjya Know?

  • 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.
The Idea
  • 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.
Website
  • 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
Team
  • The core team includes volunteers from Cell 18 besides Zubin Driver
People
  • 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
Online Participation
  • 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
Clubs/Community
  • Rotract Club has helped to distribute around 800 Fight-Back posters in India as well as Bangladesh and Nepal
Tie-Ups/ Associations
  • 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
Ground Activities
  • 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

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