Petals in the Dust: The Endangered Indian Girls

Petals In The Dust Documentary – World Premiere @ SF Doc Fest, June 6 – June 18

  • 50 million girls have been eliminated from India’s population in the last century.

  • 7000 girls continue to be murdered daily – 2006 UNICEF study, “State of the World’s Children.”  

  • India is ranked the fourth most dangerous place in the world for women – 2011  TrustLaw Poll.

  • Unless immediate action is taken, India’s girls will become an ENDANGERED species.

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About the Logo

The Petals In The Dust logo pays homage to the 50 million girls that have been killed in India.The logo consists of the female gender symbol made up of rose petals which are falling into the dust below. The rose petals represent the girls that are being murdered daily in India.

Rose petals are used widely in India at festivals, religious ceremonies and weddings.

They are also associated with the birth of the Indian goddess of wealth Lakshmi, claimed to be the most beautiful woman in India. She was supposedly born from 108 large and 1,008 small rose petals.

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