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She’s in power

 MPost |  2015-02-23 20:06:23.0  |  New Delhi

She’s in power

All you strong and pretty women warriors out there! Brace yourself! The SHE Festival is back with its 2nd edition commencing on February 28 and March 1 at Dilli Haat INA. This time the event will be better, bigger and braver!

The unique women festival is being organised in the run up to Women’s Day and aims to celebrate womanhood in all its facets and bring the city’s strong and independent women together on one platform and get them to raise their voice on important women issues in unique and engaging ways. 
The festival will highlight the cause of girl child education, women welfare and safety, and various 
other causes by organising entertaining but thoughtful activities. 

Over 70 stalls selling eclectic products put up by women entrepreneurs, exciting self-defence workshops by Krav Maga India, colourful dance and music performances by women, She Says women rights’ corner, a special Nirbhaya wall dedicated to women’s safety in the capital, games and funky photo booths are just some of the many amazing attractions at the SHE festival. 

The She Says corner will be a special attraction for the woman of today who isn’t afraid to voice her opinion and aspires to make a difference in the lives of other women. Go to the She Says Corner, pick up a placard, write the women cause you would like to fight for and get your voice heard.

Apart from awareness, the festival also believes in action! An exclusive self-defence workshop organised by Krav Maga India will teach and demonstrate key moves to protect one if attacked on the street, bus etc. 

A special wall dedicated to women safety will be a special attraction at the festival. Festival attendees can share their messages, thoughts and solutions for women safety on the wall and SHE intends to present the best solutions to the Delhi CM after the festival. 

A unique act called Agar Main Hota Toh Yeh Karta/Karti Situation Act will demonstrate common problem situations like eve teasing on bus stops, metros, domestic violence, gender discrimination against girls etc. The act is an attempt to make people feel responsible to help out as citizens and not just blame the system and police every time a woman is harassed. 

The Rotaract Club of New Delhi will be performing a special stage play which will showcase different women issues like domestic violence, eve teasing, and general societal attitudes towards women rights in the country. 

The city’s talented artists and musicians will be fusing different colours of folk, culture and women in their tunes and are sure to mesmerise you with their acts! Check out the soulful melodies of Iti Tyagi and her band Srajan or the groovy pop of Nishantha Peiris from Srilanka. The band Rachnatmak will entertain and inspire you with songs dedicated to women and her strength and Priyanka Valecha will perform a mesmerising fusion dance act combining Sufi, Indian classical, popping and belly dance. Whether it is dressing up like anfairy with wings, putting on a tiara like a princess, posing like Marilyn Monroe or your favourite 70s pop star, the photo booth is sure to keep all the little ones entertained and make them feel like a princess.

A myriad of games and activities will add colour and fun to the celebration. For those who love shopping, expect to see exclusive indo-western fusion wear, exquisite vintage jewellery, quirky home décor, wine bottle lamps, dream catchers, bags, handicrafts, Bollywood themed products and much more! 
Where: Dilli Haat, INA
When: February 28 and March 1
Time: 11 am to 10 pm.

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