On 9th August, Saheli completes twenty-one years of its existence. We take this opportunity to stand firm and reiterate our commitment to resisting forces of fundamentalism and patriarchal control. We hope this meeting will give all of us the opportunity to talk about the horrors of Gujarat, to grapple with the overwhelming scale of the violence and to move forward together.
The Programme is as follows:
SESSION I: 9.30 a.m. - 1..30 p.m.
1. Women Bear the Brunt of Communal Violence: Issues and Challenges
Sheba George, Sophia Khan - Citizen's Initiative, Ahmedabad
Jahan Ara Rangrej - PUCL-Shanti Abhiyan, Baroda
2. Scope of Legal Intervention
Sandhya, Apporva - Forum Against Oppression of Women, Mumbai
Veena - Majlis (expected), Mumbai
Indira Jaisingh - Lawyers Collective, Delhi
3. Strategising for Justice
SESSION II: 02.00 p.m. - 06.00 p.m.
1. Rise of Religious Fundamentalism: Impact on Women
Roop Rekha Verma - Lucknow University
2. Combating Right-Wing Mobilisation
(a) Experiences from Rajasthan
Kavita Srivastava - PUCL, Rajasthan
Indira Pancholi- Mahila Jan Adhikar Samiti, Ajmer
(b) Muslim Women's Identity in the Present Context
Yasmeen - Awaaz-e-Niswan, Mumbai
(c) Dalit Women's Movement: Can it Pose a Challenge?
Rajni Tilak - CADAM, Delhi
3. Campaign Strategies
The persons mentioned above will initiate discussions, but we hope the meeting will be as participative as possible so that effective campaign strategies can be evolved.
DATE & TIME: Saturday, August 10, 2002, 9.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
VENUE: Miranda House College, Student's Common Room, Chhatra Marg, Delhi University.
Lunch and Tea will be provided.
Do join us and confirm your participation as soon as possible. Looking forward to your active involvement.
Saheli Women's Resource Centre, Above Shop Nos. 105-108, Defence Colony Flyover Market (South Side), New Delhi 110 024, Tel.: 461 6485, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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