The Prajnya Community
Café series aims to bring together a group of people
who know each other (residents of a building complex, for
example), to have a frank, honest conversation on gender
group gathers informally on a Sunday evening from 5-6pm
and participates in a discussion facilitated by Prajnya
on any aspect of gender violence that may be especially
relevant to the group.
cafés have focused on 'bystander interventions',
or what we can do when we witness sexual harassment. The
purpose of this series is to overcome to sense of helplessness
that many of us feel when witnessing violence, or experiencing
it ourselves, and most importantly, to end the pervasive
silence surrounding this issue.
If you and your neighbours
are interested in hosting a community café, please
The Prajnya team has
been invited to conduct short (2-3 hour) and day-long workshops
at various institutions. Our pedagogy is interactive, and
our objective is to define the problem as well as create
a sense of agency in the participants.
and Gender Violence The purpose is to introduce participants
to gender issues as well as recognize how pervasive gender-based
violence is in everyday life. The sessions briefly review
legal and other responses to violence.
Harassment Usually held in tandem with Hollaback!
Chennai activities, the objective of these workshops
is to recognize street sexual harassment as a grave instance
of violence. Further, we encourage participants to explore
ways of breaking the silence around this everyday reality.
In the sessions we organize on domestic violence, we
address the context, experience and needs of specific professional
groups like health-care providers and beauticians. We have
also reached out to members of self-help groups around Chennai.
Harassment Our training sessions on workplace sexual
harassment are sought out by companies seeking to comply
with the requirements of The Sexual Harassment of Women
at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act,
2013. Each session addresses the challenges of recognizing
and responding to workplace sexual harassment.
More information here.
Prajnya also has occasional workshops and programmes
on gender issues and gender violence as they relate to media
reportage, screen-writing, media literacy, conflict and