National Geographic

On October 15, 2019 National Geographic covered Khadar ki Ladkiyan with a special report on ‘How women in India demanded and are getting safer streets‘. This story was part of their November 2019 special issue of National Geographic magazine, “Women: A Century of Change.”

NDTV film #Roshandilli

On 5 April 2019, NDTV a major Indian news channel started their #RoshanDilli campaign with a film showing the challenges faced by women who live and work in the capital. This film featured the #Khadarkiladkiyan rap video and the women participants from Khadar. This film showed that while Delhi has developed over the years, it still remains the crime capital of the country, with the highest number of reported rapes. More steps need to be taken to make it safer for women, from ensuring well lit streets, to better transport facility, policing as well as a push for societal change.

Bioscope Installation and Screening at the IAWRT Film Festival in Delhi

Khadar ki Ladkiyan music video was curated inside a bioscope and showcased in the foyer of the 2019 IAWRT Film Festival in Delhi from 5-7 March 2019.

Photos Courtesy: Nandan Latwal, Safetipin and Jagori

Consultation with our ‘Khadar ki Ladkiyan’ participants and partners Jagori and Safetipin alongside screening of video in the Delhi Master Plan Design 2041 discussions.

Photos Courtesy Safetipin and Jagori

Live Performance of Khadar ki Ladkiyan on OBR Day in Delhi.

Our participants from the ‘Khadar Ki Ladkiyan [Khadar Girls]’ hip hop song and music video participated in the One Billion Rising South Asia#VDay celebrations at Central Park, Connaught Place, Rajiv Chowk, New Delhi, India on 10th February 2019.

Watch and share the videos of their performance below:

They performed their ‘#KhadarKiLadkiyan [#KhadarGirls]’ freestyle hip hop rap song accompanied by a choreographed dance on stage before thousands during the event celebrating feminist music, dance, theatre and poetry as part of the international One Billion Rising #VDay day of global solidarity.

Khadar ki Ladkiyan received a mention by the British High Commission in Delhi soon after it was released on 3rd January 2019.

Coverage across major national news papers in India

News Articles

  • First news report of the #AanaJaana exhibition in Hindi newspaper Dainik Jagran here
  • Times of India first reported on the #AanaJaana exhibition in English here
  • Article on Khadar Girls music video and interview with the girls was first reported by Hindustan Times here
  • Firstpost followed soon after with their interview of the Khadar girls here
  • Quint reported on Khadar ki Ladkiyan here
  • Patriot/Newslaundry, a Delhi based weekly newspaper reported on Kahadar ki Ladkiyan here and here
  • The Tribune followed after with their interview of the Khadar girls here

Blog posts

  • Khadar ki Ladkiyan music video was first reviewed by Delhi Magic in their blog here.
  • Khadar ki Ladkiyan blog post by Indian Women Blog here
  • Blog post ‘Rhymes for rights’ by Saad Ahmed in the Medium here.


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