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2020 Prajnya 16 Days Campaign Against Gender Violence

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Scroll down for a day-by-day account of Campaign activities in 2020.



Day 1, November 25, 2020
Gender Violence in India: 2020 Report Launch

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We open the tenth edition of the Prajnya 16 Days Campaign against Gender Violence with the launch of the 2020 Prajnya Gender Violence in India report.

This panel discussion features presentations by Kausumi Saha, the curator-author of this year's report as well as by Semmalar Selvi and Archanaa Seker, who have contributed guest articles.

Our special guest and commentator is Dr. Kalpana Kannabiran, scholar and activist.

You can register to attend here.


Day 2, November 26, 2020
Spotlight on ILO Convention 190 and Workplace Rights

This 2020 Campaign information initiative places the spotlight on ILO Convention 190 which addressed the problem of workplace violence. Over the last decade, workplace rights, including safety have been an important part of Prajnya's work and we will also be highlighting consultation outcomes and resources we have created. This spotlight event will take place across our various social platform accounts.

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Day 3, November 27, 2020
Gender Violence, Militarisation and Peace: Issue Spotlight

This 2020 Campaign information initiative places the spotlight on militarisation, conflict and gender violence. The relationship between sexism and militarism has long been highlighted by feminists. We have conceptualised this as a 'digital teach-in.' This spotlight event will take place across our various social platform accounts.

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Day 4, November 28, 2020
Labyrinth: A Simulation

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How can we make our cities safe? The question and world building exercise has significant real world implications. Given a mix of circumstances and factors, participants in Labyrinth are expected to design a policy response to improve safety in the city.

Participation is by invitation, and this activity is closed.


Day 5, November 29, 2020
Friends@Prajnya: Twitter Takeover

On Women Human Rights Defenders' Day, we will hand over our Twitter account to our friends who will tweet about gender violence-related issues that they work on.

Do follow, engage and share. Our Twitter handle is: @prajnya.


Day 6, November 30, 2020
இணைவோம், கதைப்போம்

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நவம்பர் 2019ல் நடைபெற்ற உள் புகார் குழு உறுப்பினர்களுக்கான பயிற்சியின் மறுகூடுகை மற்றும் மதிப்பாய்வு

This is a reunion and review session for those who participated in Prajnya's 2019 training session for those serving as External/ NGO members on Internal Committees

This is a closed activity. To learn more about our work relating to prevention of workplace sexual harassment and legal compliance, see this page or contact us at prajnyatrust@gmail.com.


Day 7, December 1, 2020
Inclusive Equality: A Workshop

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Realising gender equality depends on all genders sharing the same values. But how do you talk to men and boys about gender, gender issues and gender equality? This workshop, by experienced trainers from the Equal Community Foundation, will share insights from their work and offer strategies for including men and boys in the journey towards gender equality and a violence-free world.

You can register to attend here.


Day 8, December 2, 2020
The Violence of Heteronormativity: A Symposium

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Cis-heteronormativity in patriarchal societies creates a web of expectations, rules and conventions that serve as violations of the rights to life and liberty as well as justification for physical, sexual and emotional violence. This panel will discuss this extreme structural violence as well as its varied manifestations in everyday life.

    Panelists:
  • Deepthi K., Orinam volunteer and founder of Queer AFAB support group , Chennai Queer Cafe
  • Suchaita Tenneti, PhD student, JNU and 2019 Rajaram Fellow at Prajnya.
  • Maya Sharma, Vikalp, Vadodara
  • Mridul Dudeja, LABIA-A Queer Feminist LBT Collective

Facilitator: Dr. L. Ramakrishnan, SAATHII, and volunteer, Orinam

You can register to attend here.


Day 9, December 3, 2020
International Day for People with Disabilities

Shanta Memorial Rehabilitation Centre, Bhubaneswar and Prajnya are releasing two resources on disability and gender violence on the overlapping occasions of International day for People with Disablities and the 16 Day Campaign against Gender Violence.

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1. The Pandemic and Violence against Women with Disabilities: Communities and Inclusion

The video of a pre-recorded discussion will be premiered on YouTube at 11 a.m. on this date. Particicipants in the discussion are Dr. Renu Adlakha, Centre for Women's Development Studies and Nidhi Goyal, The Rising Flame. The discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Nandini Ghosh, Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata.
Watch party announcements with the link will be shared.

2. Sexual and Gender-based Violence against Women with Disabilities in India

A booklet describing the experience of gender-based violence by women with disabilities, and its context, will be published on this date. It will be available online. Follow Prajnya and SMRC for the links.

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Follow SMRC and Prajnya for updates on the video premiere and resource link.
You can also email us at smrcbbsr@gmail.com or prajnya.16days@gmail.com


Day 10, December 4, 2020
சுற்றத்தில் நோய், இல்லத்தில் வன்முறை

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This is a discussion on domestic violence for NGOs working around the districts of Tamil Nadu. It is by invitation and closed to the public.


Day 11, December 5, 2020

Boundary-setting & Safety in the Indian Arts: A Guided Discussion for Parents

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Parents play a vital role in shaping their child’s learning experiences. Given that workplace misconduct is part of the narrative in the Indian arts world, CAREspaces believes in empowering parents to prioritize their child’s safety in such settings. This 2-hour online discussion will feature a guided conversation between students, parents, and teachers to shed light on: the need for boundary setting, the importance of understanding the meaning of “safety” in the Indian arts, and ways to prioritize and navigate conversations about safety as a parent. If you are a parent who values the safety of your child, join us for an honest conversation with actionable takeaways!

As part of the 2020 Prajnya Campaign, CAREspaces will organise this discussion.

You can register to attend here.


Day 12, December 6, 2020
Should we separate the art from the artiste? A Debate

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This debate explores two sides of an age-old argument, while bringing it into the context of Indian Classical Art.

Should an artiste’s biography influence the way we see his or her work? Is one’s art beyond the scope of punishment? Does art exist independent of its creator? When the art is considered to be divine, how does that shape our perception of the artiste? How do we reconcile art we love, when we cannot accept the behavior of its creator?

Join us for a debate as we explore 2 sides of an age-old dilemma, while bringing it into the context of Indian Classical Art.

    Speakers:
  • Akshay Anantapadmanabhan
  • Roopa Mahadevan
  • Shreya Devnath
  • Sikkil Gurucharan
  • Vidya Kalyanaraman
  • Vishnudev KS

As part of the 2020 Prajnya Campaign, Saha will organise this programme.

You can register to attend here.


Day 13, December 7, 2020
Friends@Prajnya: Twitter Takeover, Day 2

Stay tuned to find out which of our friends are taking over!

Do follow, engage and share. Our Twitter handle is: @prajnya.


Day 14, December 8, 2020
பாலியல், சாதிய வன்முறை: இறுகிய பிணைப்பு

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This is a panel discussion on the intersectional relationship between caste and gender violence. More details soon.

You can register to attend here.


Day 15, December 9, 2020
The Blue Pencil

2015

How should one report gender violence stories, with sensitivity?
This workshop on gender violence reportage will be led by a team from the Network of Women in Media, India.

    It will cover:
  • What is sexual and gender-based violence?
  • What are the laws and conventions around reporting it?
  • What does sensitive reporting entail?
  • Do's and don'ts.

The workshop is meant for early career journalists and journalism students. It will be conducted in English.

You can register to attend here.


Day 16, December 10, 2020
Four Good Words

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We close the tenth edition of the Prajnya 16 Days Campaign against Gender Violence with poetry. Stay in touch with us on Instagram, on Facebook and on YouTube to hear women poets recite their poetry on 'Four Good Words,' values essential to equality--Justice, Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.


Our partners in 2020

  • Confederation of Indian Industry Indian Women Network
  • Round One
  • Equal Community Foundation
  • Orinam
  • Shanta Memorial Rehabilitation Centre, Bhubaneswar
  • CAREspaces
  • Saha
  • Network of Women in Media, India

Special thanks go out to Srilata K for helping put together Four Good Words and to Semmalar Selvi for helping put together பாலியல், சாதிய வன்முறை: இறுகிய பிணைப்பு .

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