Isobar India and Reebok launch a thought provoking social experiment #BruisesCanBeGood

Bruises Can Be Good copy.jpgIsobar India launched a thought-provoking campaign #BruisesCanBeGood on International Women's Day. Launched with a social experiment, it makes a compelling statement on societal insights.
 
According to the National Family Health Survey (NHFS-4), one in three women in India faced domestic violence from the age of 15. #BruisesCanBeGood is a strong statement that brings to light the harsh reality and prevalent mind-set of society by involving a real audience. By highlighting the prevalence of violence, the campaign aims to establish the need for self-defence education from a young age. Featuring a real martials arts fighter as a protagonist, the social experiment further underlines the brand's overarching communications for women: #FitToFight.
Reebok has also launched a petition on Change.org urging the Indian Government for education reform, and to make self-defence classes a mandatory part of the curricula in schools and colleges.
 
Silvia Tallon, Senior Marketing Director, Reebok India, said, "Our idea behind 'Bruises Can Be Good' was to showcase the skewed lens with which our society views women and bruises. The ingrained perception of bruises being violence-inflicted, shadows the inner strength of the woman and allows us to undermine them. Since combat training is in our brand gene, Reebok honours these bruises as a mark of physical strength and mental toughness that can face any challenge. On International Women's Day, we salute women who beat the odds and are "fit to fight" physically, mentally and socially."
 
Bruises can be good.jpgGopa Kumar, Executive Vice President, Isobar India, said, "Bruises Can Be Good is a powerful thought that focuses on how imperative it has become in today's times to teach self-defence. For Women's Day, we wanted to do a campaign that actually leads to a positive change and hence, the petition. The campaign is also in line with Reebok's 'Fit To Fight' proposition and takes it forward beautifully."
 
"A crime against a woman is committed every three minutes in India. We felt that just another story on Women's Day is not what the nation needs. There is a desire to bring about substantial change and show the real picture; this social experiment sets out to do just that by highlighting how prevalent violence against women is. We hope that impactful moment of realisation will reach people from all walks of life; and I really urge people to sign the petition to make self-defence education mandatory for female students and show the world that #BruisesCanBeGood," said Anish Varghese, National Creative Director, Isobar India.

Credits:
National Creative Director - Anish Varghese
Group Creative Director - Anadi Sah
Associate Creative Director (Copy) - Vibhor Yadav
Associate Creative Director (Art) - Amit Singh
Group Head (Copy) - Kritica Pareek
Senior Creative Producer & Director - Taj Ali Naqvi
Senior Editor - SK Parwej Alam
Senior Manager, Client Servicing - Nakul Sagar
Social Media - Aakriti Sinha, Juhi Jain
Search & Media - Ashish Kumar, Manish Rana, Kshitiz Kumar
Production House - River Bank
Films
Producer - Yogesh Singh
Co-Producer - Adil Aziz
Director - Nisrin Aziz

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