Monday November 23, 2015
Sexual violence survivors take centre stage in 'Nirbhaya'
In 2012, in Delhi, India, a woman was beaten and gang raped and later died from her injuries. The woman, whose name was Jyoti Singh Pandey, became widely known by the name "Nirbhaya", which means fearless.
"Nirbhaya" is also the name of a play that is inspired by Jyoti Singh Pandey. In it, a cast of women, all real-life survivors of sexual assault, tell their stories on stage to encourage others to break their silence and end sexual violence around the world.
- Poorna Jagannathan is a producer and actor in Nirbhaya. She was with us in our Toronto studio.
- Yaël Farber is the writer and director of the play. She was in our Montreal Studio.
Nirbhaya is currently on tour. Its run has recently finished in Vancouver, and is now playing in Toronto. You can find more information on their website.
This segment was produced by The Current's Julian Uzielli.