Srishti Bakshi’s documentary Women of my Billion has won the ‘Changemaker‘ award at the UN SDG (United Nations Sustainable Development Goals) Action Awards held at a ceremony in Bonn, Germany. The documentary is produced by Priyanka Chopra and her company Purple Pebble Pictures.
The film narrates the plight, dreams, rights and fights against all forms of violence, that unify the women of today’s India, via Bakshi’s epic foot journey of 3,800km over 240 days, from Kanyakumari (South India) to Kashmir (North India). Chopra will serve as the presenter for the film, which is in distribution negotiations, reports Variety.
Priyanka Chopra Backed Documentary
Earlier this year, Chopra tweeted about Bakshi’s endeavour and called her a ‘braveheart on a mission to end violence against women.’
Bakshi, a marketer turned women’s rights activist started on an onfoot pilgrimage of 3,800 Km through 12 Indian states from Kanyakumari to Kashmir. She conducted over 100 workshops focusing on women’s safety to spotlight the causes of violence against women, empower women, and reveal stories of resilience and digital and financial literacy. WOMB: Women Of My Billion, a documentary that captured her journey exposes the raw emotions and realities of women in India.
The UN SDG Action Awards Ceremony celebrates people and initiatives that mobilise, inspire, and connect people, proving that each one of us has the power to drive transformative action. The finalists for the UN SDG Action Awards were selected from over 3,000 applications from 150 countries and the winners were announced during a live event on 27 September 2022.
During her appearance at the 2022 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Moment opening remarks at the United Nations General Assembly, Chopra weighed in on some of the world’s most pressing issues such as the COVID-19 pandemic, climate crisis and poverty. The actor, who is also the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, said that the world is currently at a place where ‘global solidarity is essential to ensure a safe and healthy living space for people.’
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