Insia Dariwala, is an award-winning international filmmaker, and a TEDX Speaker, who effectively uses her creativity to spotlight difficult topics of our society in her films, and other visual communications.

Through her organisations Sahiyo, and The Hands of Hope Foundation, she has managed to creatively address issues like Female Genital Mutilation-FGM, and Child Sexual Abuse.

She has also successfully executed several community projects engaging the medium of storytelling, and visual arts, in an attempt to mainstream such issues.

But her most recent victory was getting the Union Cabinet Minister, Maneka Gandhi to sanction her first ever study on Male Child Sexual Abuse in India, and investigate co-relations between unresolved abuse in boys, and the growing rape/violence culture in India.

On Women’s day this year, she featured as one of the 100 most inspiring women of India, in a book called ‘The Phenomenal She’.

Her recent awards include the prestigious ‘Women have Wings’ courage award, U.S.A, and the ‘’We the Women ‘H.E.R’ award, in India, hosted by U.N Women and Barkha Dutt.