2009 PRAJNYA 16 DAYS CAMPAIGN CALENDAR
Dates in RED indicate events that are open to the public.
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Day
Date
Programme
1
W
25/11
2
Th
26/11
3
F
27/11
4
Sa
28/11
5
Su
29/11
6
M
30/11
7
T
1/12
8
W
2/12
9
Th
3/12
10
F
4/12
11
Sa
5/12
12
Su
6/12
13
M
7/12
14
T
8/12
15
W
9/12
16
Th
10/12
 

Look out for our Media Initiatives!

Print: The New Indian Express
Radio: Chennai Live 104.8 FM
and
Our blog: Campaign Chronicle

 
November 25, 2009
Responding To Domestic Violence: A Workshop
 
50 SHG representatives will attend a workshop on domestic violence conducted by a trainer from PCVC.
 
In partnership with:
International Foundation for Crime Prevention and Victim Care
The Ma Foi Foundation
 
Closed to the public
November 26, 2009
Reporters' Roundtable:
Gender Violence & The Media
 
The objective of this structured, moderated conversation is to identify practical guidelines for reporting on gender violence. It is meant for working journalists with experience in reporting on gender, crime and violence or other social issues.
 
Closed to the public
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November 27, 2009
In Concert:
Celebrating Defenders Of Women’s Rights
 

To honour and celebrate the work done by countless social workers, activists, professionals and volunteers towards the betterment of women's lives, Prajnya is hosting a free, public Carnatic music concert. We will recognize and spotlight the work of four Chennai organizations in the area of women's rights.

S.Sowmya, eminent vocalist, has consented to perform. BU Ganesh Prasad and Neyveli Narayanan will accompany her.

 
Venue: P. Obul Reddy Hall, Vani Mahal, 103 GN Chetty Road, Chennai 600017
Time: 6:00 p.m.
 
ALL ARE WELCOME!
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November 28, 2009
1. A Matter Of Words:
A Creative Writing Workshop
 

The process of writing can become a personal vehicle of expression. The creative writing workshop will allow participants to conflate the personal with the political, and re-frame and personalise their notions of gender and gender violence.

The workshop is intended to be for college students and attendance is by registration only.

 

In partnership with:
InKo Centre

 
Closed to the public
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November 28, 2009
2. Not Silence But Verse:
A Poetry Reading
 
The reading conceives of poetry as providing a particular lens through which the social world can be understood and as a medium of cultural intervention in political processes. Poets at the intersection of art, feminism and truth-telling can help us connect the dots between the complicated issues that women and men face.
 

In partnership with:
InKo Centre
Full Circle Bookshop at Chamiers

 

Venue: Full Circle at Chamiers

Time: 6 p.m
ALL ARE WELCOME!
 
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November 29, 2009
Collaborative Cooking:
Recipes against VAW
 

How do we end violence against women (VAW)? This is your chance to tell us what you think: online; by placing a message in one of the cooking pots around town; by dropping a note in our traveling cauldron! Share your thoughts and find them online at our special webpage for this initiative.

This Initiative has been adapted from
Take Back the Tech.

Come back or email us for more details!

 
ALL ARE WELCOME!
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November 30, 2009
Rebuilding Lives, Supporting Survival:
A Roundtable for Service Providers
 
Providers of support services to victims and survivors of violence will come together for a sharing of experiences, challenges and learnings related to their work.
 
Closed to the public
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December 1, 2009
Public Health & Gender Violence:
A Workshop
 
Nurses are the first point of contact for violence victims who need medical attention. Students at Omayal Achi College of Nursing will spend half a day hearing presentations on and discussing issues related to the provision of care.
 

In partnership with:
Omayal Achi College of Nursing
International Foundation for Crime Prevention and Victim Care
Tulir - Centre for the Prevention and Healing of Child Sexual Abuse

 
Closed to the public
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December 2, 2009
Exploring Gender Violence Through Theatre: A Workshop (day 1)
 
Well-known theatre person, writer and activist, Mangai will lead students at Queen Mary's College in a two-day workshop that explores ways to address the lived reality of violence.
 

In partnership with:
Queen Mary's College
The Marappachi Trust

 
Closed to the public
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December 3, 2009
Exploring Gender Violence Through Theatre: A Workshop (day 2)
The second day of the above workshop.
 
Closed to the public.
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December 4, 2009
Symposium On Mental Health & Gender Violence
 
Mental health professionals will discuss the causal relationship between gender violence and mental health. We are also inviting social organizations, mediapersons specialising in health issues, social workers and students of psychology, medicine and social work to attend the symposium.
 

In partnership with:
Schizophrenia Research Foundation

 
By invitation. Email us to express interest.
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December 5, 2009
Internal Displacement & Gender Violence:
A PSW Symposium
 
This symposium draws attention to the experience and incidence of gender violence in the context of internal displacement, whether as a consequence of disasters, development projects or conflict. We will invite scholars, activists and media persons with an interest in issues relating to women’s participation in politics as well as policy-making on gender issues and on working with communities of the internally displaced, to participate in this closed, off-the-record conversation.
 
Closed to the public.
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December 6, 2009
Maaruvom, Maatruvom!:
Serndu sindikka oru sandarpam
 
This moderated public forum has at its heart an open mike session on how we can stop violence against women? The discussion will be kickstarted by a handful of prominent Chennai professionals who will be invited to express their views on the issue. In addition, several special guests will be requested to join in on the subsequent discussion.
 
In partnership with:
Kalki Weekly
 
ALL ARE WELCOME!
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December 7, 2009
Gender Sensitisation & Workplace Sexual Harassment: A Training of Trainers (day 1)
This two-day training programme on workplace harassment issues, laws and procedures for redressal is meant for human resources or personnel department representatives from corporate groups in Chennai; representatives from Chennai’s social sector and social work students.
Resource persons:
Hengasara Hakkina Sangha
 
In partnership with:
AVTAR Interim Women Manager's Interface Network (AVTAR I-WIN)
 
Venue: Lister Metropolis, Nungambakkam
Time: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
 
Limited seats; Registration required
Email us to enquire.
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December 8, 2009
Gender Sensitisation & Workplace Sexual Harassment: A Training of Trainers (day 2)
 
The second day of the above programme.
 
By registration.
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December 9, 2009
Spotlight on Service Providers
 

An information initiative to make known those organizations that serve the needs of victims and survivors of violence.
Call for Help: A Prajnya Listing

English Version, A4 Size (PDF)
Tamil Version, A4 Size (PDF)
Tamil Version, A3 Size (PDF)

 
Email us to learn more.
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December 10, 2009
The Prajnya 16 Days Campaign Public Lecture:
"Empowerment, Equity and Freedom from Violence"
 
Dr. Jaya Arunachalam will deliver this year's public lecture, which is the culminating event of the campaign.
 
Venue: Bala Mandir German Hall, Prakasam Street, T.Nagar.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
 
ALL ARE WELCOME!
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For more information:
Email prajnya.16days@gmail.com
Call 97907-65916
Visit the Campaign Chronicle