What our supporters say
It is said that 'one in three women will experience violence in their lives' - I say ALL of us, by virtue of remaining alert every moment, avoiding so many activities & people & attires, participating sub-consciously in the societal rules set around us, live with violence each day. As if participating in some game of Russian Roulette. Thank you for this giant step of creating & spreading awareness
- Piyul Mukherjee, Powai, Mumbai
I am so proud and honored that I was able to support this historic and incredible work of art. I saw the play in London during the summer of 2013 before it went to Edinburgh . I was deeply moved and inspired to do whatever I could to help move this forward so that this important issue is raised and the silence is broken. I so wanted to be in India to see how the play evolved and be part of the history that was made . I was there in spirit. I am so proud of my dearest friend Poorna who had the courage to stand up and take this on in such a powerful and brave way. Absolutely FEARLESS in every sense! -
- Cornelia Eggert New York, NY
I just love the Nirbhaya team, your passion, commitment and most of all your courage to actually do something is inspiring! -
We acknowledge you and support you whole heartedly in your mission to bring awareness towards violence against women! Thank you for your vision! Wishing you much success with your tour!! -
- Chaudry family
Congratulations on such a powerful, sensitive yet bold portrayal of what the world needs to wake up to. You have all put yourselves through so much, and make no mistake, you will be heard. So proud to know you, have watched you and raised my hand with you. -
- Stuti Ramachandra, London
You moved me so much. I hope you can take this message around the world now. -
- Teresa in Bristol
Huge congrats and thrilled you started the journey toward awareness and positive change. Brilliant. -
- Mike C
Thank you for your passion, bravery, creativity and for open the world's eyes that little bit wider -
- Johnny Vulkan, New York
It was such a moving experience to watch the play enacted in Delhi. Beautifully directed, performed and presented. Thanks so much for coming to India. I am involved in a project where we are breaking the silence about lessons in texts books which are discriminatory, badly written and exclude certain categories of persons. The project was taken up because we believe that conditioning of minds begins at a very young age and text books like story books have an important part to play in bringing change. -
- Jyoti Sapru nee Dar
As a member of the Seattle Police Department's Domestic Violence Victim Support Team, I can attest that you would have a fervent fan base to sell-out your shows if you performed your work here in Seattle. -
- Ken Fagan, Seattle, WA
Keep on keepin' on!
- Aly (Toronto, Canada)
As a father, husband, brother and son, I pledge my support to Nirbhaya and the worldwide struggle to stop violence against women -
- Fred Schreuder, UK
I am deeply honored and happy to have had the opportunity to support Nirbhaya in their quest to raise awareness about violence against women and to speak up for all the victims around the world. Thank you! -
- Niklas Hall, Copenhagen
I hope your efforst lead to extraordinary change -
- siddharth ganesh, Singapore
Great job -
- Siddharth Aggarwal
Good luck with the latest tour! -
- Nicola, London
Thank you for your courage and vision. This work demonstrates the power of theatre in society and opens the much needed conversation of sexual violence. -
- Courtney M Anderson - Chicago, IL USA
This show is amazing and beautiful and so important! -
- colleen smith
So proud of you guys. Now hightail it back to Lalaland. We need folks like you to help save this city! -
- AM PM
This is an important story that needed to be told. -
- Michael in Perth
Having just returned from a 6 month stay in Varanasi, I am aware of the urgent need to repond to the horrific incidences of rape, acid attack and honor killings perpetrated against the women of India and reported on a daily basis in newspapers across the country. Hope Nirbhaya can help make a change.
- Terry Burrows NSW Australia
Congratulations to the brave ground-breaking women of Nirbhaya and the history that you have made with your efforts. Congratulations to my friend Poorna for having the sheer guts and determination to help make the world a better place. -
- Carol Costello
I am so proud of what everyone connected with Nirbhaya has achieved. The world needs to hear your stories. -
- Jim Kenton – USA
Good luck with the shows. -
Your work was one of the most astonishing and important pieces of theatre I have ever seen. Every woman in every part of the world deserves to live without fear and to be fulfilled -
- Heather Alderson. London
Your work is so important to women all over the world. Thank you for the priviledge of being a tiny part of your amazing production. -
- Lilly Spitz, Sacramento CA
- Rekha Misra (NYC)
Society must be confronted with the horror of sexual violence if anything is to change. The story of the Delhi rape case has haunted me since I heard of it. -
I'm proud to support theatre that can really make a difference to women. -
- Catherine Johnson
Keep up the good work Nirbhaya! -
- Louisiana Lush, United Kingdom
Safe travels to India - congratulations on making it happen. -
- LMac in Vancouver, Canada
Keep on being fearless. You have managed to do something truly amazing. -
- Christian Cocker, Los Angeles
Proud to support such an important initiative -
Keep on doing the good work! -
- VK, Finland
Thank you team NIRBHAYA for breaking the silence and your courage to share your stories. As devastated as I was when I left the Assembly Hall in Edinburgh in August, as much did I also feel the life-changing power of the play I had just witnessed. The pledge to be silent no more has stuck with me ever since... There is so much power and beauty in your work and I feel honored to at least be able to support you through kickstarter! -
- Hannah Taschen, Cologne, Germany
The most powerful piece of theatre. Thank you. -
Imagine a world where women and men will be equal; women can pursue their dreams and get the respect and dignity. Team Nirbhaya will play a big role in realizing that, Keep going folks. very proud of you all !! -
- Tejomoy Das, Kolkata, India
I saw this show in London just a few weeks ago and it's extraordinary -- you must see it
I'm not one for words, but what is being done here is amazing
As each of them recounted their stories, one by one they were compelling, provocative and highly personal. Nirbhaya is a powerful and important production that tells us it is time to stop being part of the silent audience. Speak out, protest, shout, educate and change this misogyny driven society.
- Shama khan and Gavin udall
BRAVO - keep up the great work - please bring NIRBHAYA to the US.
- Kapil Gupta
- Mick McCabe
All the Best
Congratulations in creating a powerful way to educate and change the lives of women and men.
- Manimala Kumaravel
Congratulations, Team Nirbhaya! We are honored to have supported you and to have participated in your bold artistic and important work.
- Jen and Rob
Every voice counts!
- tara baswani
Excited and humbled to be able to support such an important and daring production
- Paul Salama, Brooklyn
fantastic job on bringing a subject that haunts 87% of indian women that have been abused and the 13% in constant danger of being preyed upon
For the brave and brilliant work you have done in the UK and India, and for the successful continuation around the world. Love, blessings and thanks, Imogen x
- Imogen Butler-Cole, London, UK
Great work you are doing in bringing awareness to the movement to end violence against women!! Thank you!
- Brittany - New York, NY
Here's to breaking the silence and showing that with enough support 'you can achieve anything'. So happy to have been able to help and so proud that we got the show to India. Well done to everyone involved, especially the amazing and brave cast members sharing their stories.
- Hena - London
I am honored to have been a small part of this extraordinary project!
- Hanya Kim
I cannot say how much I admire the tremendous courage and willpower of Y Farber and her cast.
- Valerie C.A., London
I hope your project brings positive changes for women all over the world.
- K Bishop & D Gerhart, Toronto
I think of you every day since I met you twice in Edinburgh. I'm thrilled and encouraged by your progress, and I honor you all.
- Jackie Schwimmer, New York, NY
I'm hoping your message will reach and enlighten audiences in India who don't usually have access to this kind of thing. Good luck and I wish you all well.
- Janavi Kumar, Minneapolis, MN, United States
I'm so pleased to see this inspiring and important work spreading. Please keep it up.
- Ged Welch, Edinburgh
Keep up the good work
Keep up the good work!
- Parvesh Cheena
Love it when art can make an impact like this!
- Vasant Nath
Please do not stop..till this brutality stops.
Shakti Empowerment is Shakti Blessings
- Ellaeenah, Energy Intuitive & Spiritual Facilitator, India
Silence on violence is barbaric
- Jason Fitch
So thankful I could be a part of this journey. This play must be seen everywhere!
thank you all for bringing such a powerful and necessary work to the stage. The message, i believe in my heart, will eventually get through.
- sneha mistri
Thank you All for your courage and vision to shine a light in a dark place. Strength to you!
- Jorge G. - Los Angeles
Thank you for breaking the silence and awakening the world!!!
- Sujata, San Francisco
Thank you for creating this wonderful project. Please let us know how we can continue to help.
- Meera Simhan/ Ravi Kapoor- Los Angeles, CA
thank you for speaking up for women everywhere
- cecilia yeomans, uk
Thank you for telling your stories. You are changing the world one performance at a time. Thank you
- Kirsty Bogle Scotland
Thank you for the wonderful work you are doing. You have given many of us a voice. Keep the good work going. Best wishes to you all.
- Aarti Raja, United States
Thank you for your important work in combating violence against women!
- Jerry Lockspeiser, UK
Thankyou for highlighting the issues women face in the world. I salute you and hold my hand out to you.
- Jackie, Woolensbrook, Hertfordshire
To All the fearless women who are fighting for Justice, Please note you are not alone in this crime against Women and Humanity. Thank You Team NIRBHAYA for inspiring and helping bring change in Society.
- Vishesh Sharma
Wonderful initiative. Would love to see the play come to San Francisco
- Basab Pradhan
You guys are doing a wonderful job in supporting the activites and bringing awareness among the people. Fantastic !!!
- Srikanth Chinnam
The most necessary and critical play that I have ever witnessed! This is not just a theatre production but rather a revolutionary for social change!
- Fiona from Glasgow
no has the right to exploit another, never give up
- Claire Dikecoglu, London
Glad to support such a great initiative.
- Elaine Woodford
the amazing, haunting and giving performance I have ever seen - beautiful, despite the tough subject matter
- David Hole
You do not always have to shout to break the silence
We have had enough silence, we have had enough fear, we have had enough willful blindness. Now we will talk about what is happening, a lot, and loudly, and we won’t care who we upset doing it. Cheers guys, and good luck.
- Fred Maynard, London
Thank you. Just...thank you.
- Andrea Owens, Newcastle upon Tyne
Hope it went really well, for a great cause!!
- Andy & Jess, London
Nirbhaya was a life-changing event and the cast/crew deserve so much credit for what they are bringing to the world - turning negatives into positives. Thank you.
- Jesal, London
A very important play
- Pravesh Kumar Rifco Arts
good luck with this very important project
- Brendan O'Sullivan
Amazing work - keep spreading this powerful message for those who cannot!
- Caroline Wolhuter
delighted this performance has a tour
- Ali Kellog, Los Angeles, CA. USA.
A vitally important play, magnificently brought to life by all involved.
- Donal O'Kelly, Ireland
Bravo! Let me know how I can help to bring it to NY
- Geetika Agrawal, New York
- YT, New York, NY
What you are doing is great!
- Marilyn Aden & Sam DeHaven
You're an Inspiration to All! Keep it Up!
- Conn F, Venice CA
Thank you for your work. For telling stories of power and healing. For the courage to speak light into the dark places.
The time to end sexual violence is long over due.
- Jon Weber - Iowa
What a powerful story that must be told all over the world for women to break the silence around abuse of any kind and for perpetrators to understand that we will not be quiet! Congratulations on showing Nirbhaya in India! We are proud to support your efforts and wish you all the best as you take this all over the world.
- Narayan Family- Los Angeles, Prabhu Family- New Delhi and Mickie Robbins- Los Angeles
thrilled to be part of this - congratulations to an extraordinary piece of theatre - world changing
- fiona caulfield india
This is a just cause
- Serge from France
Congratulations on taking this important work to one of the places in the world that needs it the most! You are brave and courageous! Thank you!
- Jennifer McGrath New York, NY
Stay strong and wishing all of you the very best!
All the best for this important production. I hope it reaches as many people as possible.
- Jennifer Banks
I hope you'll have the opportunity to showcase this very important work everywhere in the world. Thank you for breaking the silence, and touching the hearts of women worldwide.
- Mahlet A. Woldetsadik
I wholeheartedly support the 'Nirbhaya' production and hope to watch it live at some time in the future.
Congratulations to Poorna and the Nirbhaya team for bringing this important work to the world.
- Ann Kaneko, Los Angeles, CA
All the very best!
Keep up the momentum - an idea can indeed create a revolution!
- Bhuwan Agrawal
This needs to be shared.
- N.C, Surrey
Only through awareness we can bring in a change!
- Aravind Mohan, Providence
March on, Nirbhaya.
- Jinal Shah
Good work spreading the truth!
- Eric Holloway
To the Cast, producers and Director, May you all be blessed for your strength, courage and personal emotional investment in breaking the silence again and again, I cannot imagine how difficult it has to be to recount stories of such deeply disturbing experiences but know it has to be told to prevent it from happening to generations to come, as Madiba said, you are making the world a better place, not for yourself but those still to come. I salute each and everyone of you!
- Nico Brits, South Africa
Good luck and keep up the good work, Poorna (et al)!
- Sharat Raju
I saw the show in Edinburgh and was blown away. Best of luck with it!!
- Darren O'Shaughnessy
- Carter-Whitneys, Toronto
Poorna, you are amazing. xx
- Sherrie Berger, US
Bon courage to all involved in Nirbhaya. Thank you for your witness to justice.
- Mary Ellen Chown
Be Safe, Stay Strong.
Thanks to everyone who is helping to bring this tragedy to world attention.
- Meg D. United States
Thank you for breaking the silence
- Pema Rocker
All men and women are created equal!
- Michał Jerzy Kołodziejczyk, London
All women deserve to feel safe and protected.
- A frequent visitor to India
Always remain fearless, Nirbhaya!
- Nayanika Mahtani
Ask the Goverment of India to find a way to eliminate the problem, NIRBHAYA is great show watched it at SouthBank
- Abdul Kalam,London
Be brave, be loud, be heard.
- Louise Acheson
Be strong in showing the truth that others would wish you to hide.
- Shari Whitman
Best wishes and luck for the production
- Shona Rawlings, Glasgow UK
Best wishes. You are doing wonderful work!
- Diane Mashia in Rochester, NY
Blessings and Safe Travels as you share this story.
- Raspberry Moon Skin Therapy
Break the silence
Bringing NIRBHAYA to India is crucially important and I'm honored to support it.
- Satnam Narang, Founder of The Pushpa Project
Congrats on coming to India. Couldn't get tickets, though!
- Uttam Sirur, India
Congratulations and well done!! In solidarity with survivors of sexual assault everywhere.
- Judy Flanagan. Phoenix
Congratulations on the wonderful production.
- Nish Acharya, USA
Consent is mandatory!
- Sebastian Milla
Courage and good luck!
- Leon, Singapore
Dear Team Nirbhaya, From the day I came across this on social media pages, without a second thought I pledged my full support to Breaking the Silence. I donated, I posted and I came to see the play. I raise my hand to fight for change, for a better and safer world for India and the world's women. For our mothers, daughters and sisters.We will stand united to be the change we want to see. Keep on going , we have our hands raised with you now and always. Natasha
- Natasha Chandra, London/Hyderabad
Delighted to donate towards Nirbhaya's journey
- Claire Porter. London
Everyone's life matters. We must fight for humanity. Thank you for doing this important work.
- Nivair G., United States of America
Fantastic cause! Great to see a team of active people running this cause. This was money well spent :D
- Anshulika Dubey, Co-founder, Wishberry.in
Fighting pain, suffering, ignorance et al with strength, wisdom, art is the only way I know how...thank you
- Randi S - Denver
For the women in my life who've struggled for justice and had to settle for less
- Alex Hill
Good luck in India!
- Richard, London
Good luck with the project. It's incredibly inspiring to witness what you've created, and to see how a global community have come together to make this journey possible.
- Jessica Lehmann, USA
Great going, good cause!
- Tanmoy Roy, Toronto
Great work and a strong message!!! I truly hope this project can kickstart the change that is so desperately required in India!!
- Tedi Tafel, Montreal
Her sacrifice exhorts all women to dare to live and fight for freedom.Jyoti will remain the Blazing trails for others.
- Smita Pandey,California,USA
Honoured to have supported this wonderful project. All power to you all xx
- Morgan lloyd malcolm
I hope that the performances of the play in India will help to increase public awareness of the horrendous effects of sexual violence in that country.
- Lawrence Samuels - UK
I hope that your production will be life-changing for as many women (and men) as possible and that people in India will wake up to the reality that the men in their communities are barbaric bullies who should face huge penalties if they dare to violate women in the future. They should feel ashamed and embarrassed for attacking defenceless women.
- Angela, Haslemere, UK
I really appreciate the support your website gives to artists in fulfilling their dreams & visions.
- Gautam Kishanchandani, Bombay.
I really hope that such organisations can help the women in everyway for their protection.
- Nitu & Harshita Soni. (Mumbai)
I saw Nirbhaya at the Edinburgh film festival and was deeply touched by all the women's honest and bravery.
Thank you for speaking up and thank you for bringing this production to men and women around the world.
I saw Nirbhaya in Edinburgh during the Fringe Festival 2013. I had to see it twice because I knew I may never see anything so powerful or as important again. I haven't stopped telling people about it. it is incredible. The stories told were hard to listen to, but what was harder to comprehend was that the 6 stories told were only a pin drop in the vast amount of daily abuse that takes place across the world. The silence needs to be broken and change needs to happen. I applaud Nirbhaya for what they have started.
- Holly McLaughlin, Edinburgh
I saw the play at Edinburgh Fringe and London & was overwhelmed. You’ve done more to help women than any political group.
- Bharati Angela Jariwala
I support women's safety, equality and respect! Wish you all the best team Nirbhaya!
- Sanket Naik (Musician)
Incredible and inspirational piece of work - I hope it brings the change that is needed.
- JB - Ireland
- Bob Lindsay-Smith
It is a woman that gives birth to a man
It is an honor to support this kind of work. Thank you.
- Naveen Bahar Choudhury
It's great work you're doing out there !
- Jigar Parmar, Malabar Hill, Mumbai
Keep spreading the word.
- Kuyler lang
Keep up the good work
- Aditya Relangi
Keep up the good work
- Fredrik Odland
Keep up the good work
keep up the good work. You're doing a fantastic job!
- Rowan Edwards
Keep up this important work
- P Parkinson
Keep up your amazing work on behalf of women everywhere!
- Poonam Prasad, New York City
Looking away in disgust is easy. Believing that you can make a difference is hard. So proud of you for breaking the silence!
- Soham & Radhika
Many congratulations on reaching & exceeding your goal. I hope to see it someday x
- Joanna Colin - Manchester - UK
May all beings be happy.
May the beautiful side of the human spirit prevail.
- André Bose do Amaral, Mecenato (Italy)
Maya Angelou said anger is like fire, burning everything clean. It's about time for that.
- A sister, UK
Nirbhaya is a powerful and important play that should be seen by everyone.
- Polly Allen
Nirbhaya needs to be watched. Have the courage to watch it.
- Aditi Thorat
Please continue to break the silence!
- Karthick and Kanchana, Singapore
Powerful play that deserves to be seen by all
Sending love and hope and prayers. May you be fearless!
- Mary Sears, Massachusetts USA
Shame I didn't see it, please inform us if a video or other performances happen. Thanks
- Sofia Olins, London
Silence is one of the most powerful enablers of sexual violence. Thank you for inspiring us to speak up. Thank you for your hard work, your courage, your voice - and for raising the voices of others. Thank you.
- Rutuparna Das ^__^
So glad to see the success this show is having. One of the best and most important pieces of theatre I have ever seen. Onwards and upwards!
- Shai Hussain
So happy to be supporting this initiative!
- Shreya Mukherjee, New York City
So proud to be part of Nirbhaya
- Ali Glasgow
Solidarity and peace, sisters of India.
- John Cosgrove
Stop violence against women.
- Steven Hoffmann
Such an important play. Thank you.
- Julie Krausz, London
Such an important work of art-so proud of your work.
- Kelly Mealia, NY, NY
Thank you for all you're doing for this worldwide crisis.
- Holly Mosher - Venice, CA
Thank you for heightening awareness about sexual violence.
- Rev. Derek W. White
Thank you for making a difference through your art!
Thank you for producing such ground-breaking theatre. First break the silence in India, and then every single other country on earth.
- Janey Stephenson, UK
Thank you for raising the awareness about violence against women. Hopefully, your efforts will make a difference in the way people behave.
- Dianne Higgins, Hawaii
Thank you for taking action on this critical issue.
- Bhavesh Shah, California
Thank you for taking this vital message and initiative to the world.
- Jeanette K
Thank you for telling this powerful story helping us to draw strength from troubles and grow stronger with action & hope.
- Larenda T.
Thank you for your breathtaking bravery in presenting your stories. You can move the world as you moved me in Edinburgh.
- Judy K. Cohen, Bridgewater, Virginia, USA
Thank you for your work lifting the veil of silence.
- Nelle McCall, Sopchoppy, Florida
Thanks for your hard work
- Deepa Purohit
The story of this young woman's shocking and horrific gang rape & mindless murder must reach a world audience and especially be seen by people who have either never seen theatre or normally have no access to it. It is essential that every man, wherever he is in the world, faces his demons, must understand that there is no entitlement to over power, abuse and rape anyone.
- Scott Ainslie
This is wonderful! Keep up the good work
- RR, Idaho USA
This work of art will hopefully educate people through expressionism, to the wrong doings and victimisation of women abroad. Well done Nirbhaya team, this is such a good cause!
- Miaya KC, (Asian Mahila Association AMA)www.mahila.co.uk, Farnborough UK
Very courageous and powerful work to expose and challenge the values of the society we live in.
Violence against women is one of the most important stories to be told and discussed around the world. You ALL are an inspiration. Kudos for bringing this topic to life. Many heartfelt Thanks for all you have done and continue to do. Warmest Regards
- Navneet Singh Narula, Atlanta, USA
Viva the revolution of love and peace! We won't be stopped!
What you guys are doing is amazing. Good luck!
- Sarah Ramsey
Wishing this worthy project all the very best
- Natalie Macaluso, London
Wishing you every success in raising awareness of sexual violence in particular against women.
You are amazing as is you message. i hope all that see this truly see this.
- Matt Hurcomb UK
Zero tolerance against all forms violence against women
- Rahul Varma, playwright and artistic director, Teesri Duniya Theatre www.teesriduniya.com