Dear friends – We are overjoyed and honoured to share with you that Dhanak of Humanity has been awarded the Mahatma Award 2020 for Human Rights and Equality. The Mahatma Award recognizes change-makers across the globe making a social impact and leading the way to a sustainable future. We give our heartfelt thanks to social entrepreneur and philanthropist Amit Sachdeva and others at Mahatma Award for this prestigious recognition.
Most Indian families still prefer marriages arranged within their religion and caste. Marriages outside these rigid boundaries have often led to violent consequences, including “honour” killings. But some young Indians are still willing to defy their families and communities for love…
BBC Sounds – The Documentary
How inter-faith and inter-caste marriages are leading to bitter divisions in India
At a time when religious extremism and honour killings have been dominating the political and social discourse, we take a look at the issues surrounding marriages between inter-faith and inter-caste couples ahead of India’s parliamentary elections. Divya Arya, the BBC’s Women’s Affairs journalist in India, tells the story of couples who have fled their homes and communities in fear of their lives in the name of love. One of the most-asked questions in any Indian election is about the candidate’s caste. Political analysts ask it, poll strategists ask it, and the voters ask it. Caste-related issues, frivolous to outsiders, are fiercely debated in TV shows and newspaper articles during an election season. But what does it mean for ordinary voters and their families, and what do they hope for from their politicians?
Listen in to this BBC audio production with Dhanak member couples and co-founder, Mr. Asif Iqbal: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3csz3wv
On March 21, 2019, Dhanak received the Babu Miyan Bandwale National Integration and Communal Harmony Award from Dr. Baba Adhav, Senior Socialist and Activist.
Enjoy a video clip showing some moments of the Award Ceremony
Calling all creative minds who wish to make a positive impact/create social awareness, to participate in our 2nd annual #shortfilm competition! #HonourBasedViolence #HonourBasedCrimes #HonourKilling #MeriZindagiMeraFaisla #RightToChoose #ForcedMarriage
Here is some information to help you come up with your short film.
SOME TYPES OF “HONOUR” BASED VIOLENCE ARE:
SOME MOTIVES BEHIND “HONOUR” BASED VIOLENCE:
Falling in love with someone of your choice
Refusing to marry a person chosen by the family
Marrying someone of your choice
Loss of virginity outside of marriage
Pregnancy outside of marriage
A relationship outside of marriage
All the Best!
एक बार फिर, पहले से ज़्यादा जोश और विष्वास के साथ…
आप भी ज़रूर आईये!
SAVE THE DATE! SPREAD THE WORD! FEBRUARY 14, 2019
We are gearing up for SAHAS 2019!
Urging all creative minds who wish to make a positive impact/create social awareness, to participate in our 2nd annual short film competition! Read carefully below for guidelines and details. Let us know if you have any questions.
Please share this with friends, colleges, and schools. We are happy to provide A3 hard copies on request.
Recently, Dhanak was interviewed by National Public Radio (NPR), USA.
Here’s the link to the article: Dhanak Interview