Mahila: A Women's Movement Rising

Join Mahila's Movement

Invitation from Theresa Symons

Dear friends in Asia Pacific,

Greetings from the Mission Development Office. 

I would like to share with you a film that was recently produced by the Good Shepherd International Foundation (GSIF) entitled 'Mahila - A Women's Movement Rising' which features three Dalit women from an Economic Justice Project of Good Shepherd Central East India.


Film and Reflection Guide

The film is available at this link -

The Reflection Guide is available at this link - Reflection Guide


Social Media Tool Kit

Social Media Tool Kit - MAHILA Social Media Tool Kit


About the film

It was filmed in the villages of Mangalagiri and Amravathi last year in March with scenes shot during an International Women's Day event.  It took almost a year to produce the film which will be launched in Rome also on International Women's Day 8 March 2018.  The film will also be launched in the villages with the Dalit women on the same day.

The Congregational Leadership Team (CLT) is encouraging all Good Shepherd sites to view Mahila ​during International Women's Day this year; a worldwide launch and effort to be in solidarity with all women who are experiencing marginalisation, exploitation and exclusion from mainstream society.  Towards this purpose, a study / reflection guide and an invitation letter from the CLT is attached.

GSIF will use this film to advocate for the rights of women during UN events and other significant platforms, similar to a previous production 'Life Outside the Mines' ​which featured a Good Shepherd program in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 


Please share this story....

Please feel free to share Mahila ​with all mission partners and to organise small or larger gatherings with sisters, staff, friends, volunteers, family members, other NGOs etc to view Mahila.  ​You are also free to post Mahila on your FBs with comments, reflections, etc.  Do take pictures of the viewing and share your comments with Sara Braga, GSIF Communications Officer:

I have personally met all the women featured in Mahila  and I find the film very inspirational.


Mahila - A Women's Movement Rising: 

Let us rise with the Dalit women of India​!


One in mission,



Theresa Symons

Regional Manager (Asia Pacific)

Good Shepherd Mission Development Office


Tel/Fax: 603 2095 7406; Mobile: 6019 3363266