Christian Science Monitor introduces us to Sheema Kermani, a women’s rights activist and dancer, for whom dance is a passionate vehicle for addressing the issues that issues that divide societies, genders, classes and countries.
For 30 years, Ms. Kermani has staged plays in low-income urban and rural communities that touch on taboo topics, including domestic violence, rape, child molestation, the claustrophobic fate of unmarried women, and the importance of education for girls.
Searching for more info on Sheema Kirmani, I found this recent video in a series launched by Pakistani newspaper Dawn.com, with Pakistanis speaking directly to Indians in advance of the recent elections. Meet Sheema Kirmani:
Message to India - Sheema Kirmani