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Srijanatmak Manushi Sanstha ( SMS)
Cordially invites you all to join in our Peace Walk and strengthen “
ONE BILLION RISING”
(A movement in more than 200 countries)
To End Violence And Injustice Of All kinds
As violence gets more brutal…our voices get bigger and stronger
Date and Time : 6th Feb 2015 (Saturday), 3.30 pm onwards.
Starting point : Navniti apartments, 51 I.P.Extension
Programme : Peace walk , Drumming, Flash dance on Delhi Rising, and “Break the Chain, “Azadi” dance, Nukkad Natak, Refreshments for participants
LETS RISE FOR REVOLUTION, LOVE AND PEACE…. “KRANTI, PYAAR AUR SUKOON KE LIYE UMDO”…Drum, Dance and Rise…Listen, Act and Rise.
Centre for Health and Social Justice (CHSJ) and MenEngage Delhi (ME-D)!
The college fests are the biggest attraction of Delhi colleges during the months of January and February, as right before the exams student seek some collective actions which will bring together all the students for camaraderie and greater learning and sharing. College festivals are largely planned and promoted as cultural extravaganzas with rich performances by music groups, in addition to other activities, such as games, debates, sports, etc. This year, CHSJ, MenEngage Delhi, Miranda House, OBR and many other civil society partners and colleges want to expand the canvas and bring in issues of gender, social justice and masculinities to the fore. The planned fest- a Gender Mela will be a 3 days event where participants will come in to have fun, to dance, sing without inhibitions while engaging with complex issues and trying to unravel concepts and ideas around gender. The Gender Mela will comprise plenaries, discussions, debates, stalls, cultural performances and much more.
The event will be held right before the main 14th February OBR event which is 11, 12 and 13th February 2016
We invite you all to be a part of this 3 day long extravaganza, details of which will be shared soon!
On 29th November (3pm-5 pm), School and College students will congregate at the DLF Saket Mall for a flash mob and they have chosen to dance to “Break the Chain“.
Please to join us in large numbers!!
A little way into the turn of the Jantar Mantar road on 2nd November 2015 was a little space, seething power and liberation. A colourful stage flanked by banners, pictures and posters stood before an expectant audience, waiting patiently for the unfolding of the first glimpse of Kajarya in India. Kajarya is a movie which lays bare the palimpsest that India is. It deals with the issue of sex selective abortions in India and the methodology used therein. The trailer of this internationally acclaimed movie was to be launched, but before that, the spirit of One Billion Rising was ushered in to set the tone of the evening.
The programme started at 4:30 PM with overview speeches by Ms. Kamla Bhasin (OBR coordinator- South Asia) and Ms. Abha Bhaiya (OBR coordinator- India) on gender discrimination, child abuse, domestic violence, sex selective abortions and the role of One Billion Rising campaign in challenging all these. The audience saw words transforming into actions with heartwarming dance and theatrical performances put up by little children from SMS . Their musical piece depicting the child- father relationship was especially appreciated by the spectators. Next in line were slam poetry and rap performances by girls from Lady Shri Ram College for Women and Miranda House respectively. Raahi, an NGO working against child abuse also presented a freeze mob with powerful slogans put up on banners to raise awareness on the issue of child abuse. Mittika came up with a visual and compelling piece on men and masculinity. The Women’s Development Cell of Lady Shri Ram College had also put up an exhibition displaying the pictures from their sessions with children on gender sensitivity. Unprejudiced sketches made by the cell’s members and children aged 7-10 years of age earned a lot of appreciation from all present. Various organisations like Sangat, Action Aid, Jagori, FAT, Centre for health and Social Justice, Oxfam, CFAR, WSF etc. were present too.
Finally, Ms. Madhureeta Anand, the director of Kajarya, proceeded to the stage, accompanied by the cast and crew of her movie. By the time the clock ticked to the moment of the trailer launch of Kajarya, the audience was highly energised and the 2 minute long trailer only fastened their heartbeats. The stark realities of the Indian diaspora and its gendered treatment of the process of birth itself came brimming out of the lit screen and a pressing urge to change things shined through all pairs of eyes. The culmination of such an event could not be anything but an oath, a resolution of revolution. Everyone present lit candles in remembrance of all the girls who had disappeared from the Indian demographic and brought a perfectly solemn end to a passionate evening.