Since 1991, 16 Days of Activism has pulled the attention of the world towards Gender-Based Violence (GBV), Violence Against Women (VAW), and the inclusion of non-heterosexual perspectives in the larger conversations about abuse. On the warm morning of December 10th 2019, we set out to do the same.
Pinky Chandran, Director of Radio Active CR 90.4 MHz, welcomed the speakers and guests, and set the context for the gathering. “When the British Deputy High Commission, Bengaluru, through Manjunath, approached us to plan an event centred around The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, my colleague Rohini and I got talking about the importance of spaces to listen. I must add that I have been influenced by what I listened, so the idea of listening was a given. The credit for the name of the event goes to Rohini. We believe that Listening Circles of any kind, provides for insights into realities, recognition, possibilities, and hope.”
Programs edited by RJ Radha
Photos by RJ Manjula