Meet Sampat Pal Devi

 October 8th, 2012

  • This might be the first time you are seeing her but the work she has done for the society is something that every woman is proud of. Sampat Pal Devi is the founder and leader of a group of women vigilantes in northern India's Uttar Pradesh state's Banda District, called the "Gulabi Gang"

  • This former government health worker made the headlines after the launch of the book “Sampat Pal – A warrior in pink saree” in 2008.

  • She founded the Gulabi Gang in 2006 as a response to the widespread domestic abuse and other violence against women. It’s not a “gang” in the usual sense of the term. It’s a gang for justice.

  • Her work has been noticed, appreciated and publicized by several film and documentary makers including- A documentary called "Gulabi Gang", directed by Nishtha Jain, premiered at the Norwegian Short Film Festival in 2012. Click here to know more about this lady with an iron fist.

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