The writing of Daughters libretto has been a deep and personal experience that began in 2012 in New Delhi India. Profoundly affected by the very brutal, sadistic and fatal attack on Jyoti Singh, it was my grappling to understand the intensity of such a savage assault on this young woman that provoked the research and writing of Daughters. Vast numbers of reported news stories have been reframed here as an epitaph to women and girls spanning both the ancient and the modern worlds. Daughters is an honouring of their resistance and resilience, alongside an acknowledgement of the ongoing pain and suffering of violence and abuse against our women and girls, and its legacy. The poetry of the libretto is very much offered as a place for reflection, as much as it is a call to action.