Snapshot Sunday: Honor A Father’s Wish

On Friday, I wrote an article about the importance of empowering women to speak up against acts of sexual violence against themselves, or others. We have the power to change how society, especially Indian society, views rapists and those who have been raped.

Today’s return of Snapshot Sunday takes me back to the start: Honor Badri Singh Pandey’s wish. Jyoti Singh Pandey, his daughter, was gang-raped in December 2012. His wish – “We want the world to know her name. My daughter didn’t do anything wrong, she died while protecting herself.
I am proud of her. Revealing her name will give courage to other women who have survived these attacks. They will find strength from my daughter.”


Raise your voice, for yourself and those you care about. 

Links of interest that I highly recommend:

Sushmita Sen’s Speech at the Save & Empower the Girl Child Campaign Fashion Show

Sohaila Abdulali’s NYT piece “I Was Wounded; My Honor Wasn’t”