MARCH 8-9, 2016
The School of Gender Studies, TISS Hyderabad invites you to a two-day event -- packed with discussions, reflections, sharing of experiences and scholarship, and film screenings/cultural events – on the meanings, attainments, relevance, and directions of feminisms.
Responding to Gender-based violence: Debates on Restorative Justice
While the pervasiveness of gender-based violence across the world is by now an undisputed fact, debates abound on how best should the state and non-state actors respond to it by way of providing services and relief to the affected and ensuring justice in the process. Restorative justice, whose key element is bringing together the victim and the offender, is a concept that has been debated for its effectiveness as an intervention to address such violence. Dismissed by some as an attempt to secure reconciliation to the detriment of the interests of the ‘victim’, restorative justice has been valued by others as giving voice to the
‘victim’, especially in instances of domestic violence and as a prompt mechanism of justice delivery. This panel discussion will bring together voices and views from both sides for a more informed and nuanced understanding.
What does feminism mean to me? A dialogue across generations
The bandying about of a term such as ‘post-feminism’ even in a country where the most visible markers of violence and discrimination against women are still manifold is a challenge to the relevance of feminisms. We bring together young students and movement veterans to reflect on what feminisms have meant to our identities, growth and well-being.
Countering public patriarchy
Battling against stereotypes and claiming for space in the public domain has been a central motif in women’s struggles the world over. This struggle has assumed more significance post-Nirbhaya with public space being overrun by the different forms of public patriarchy. This panel discussion will enable us to
listen to researchers in the field and to women and other genders sharing their everyday experiences.
Taking stock: Invited Lecture Series
These lectures by scholars and practitioners will focus on three key areas of health, education, and the law to provide comprehensive snapshots of what has the women’s movement and its academic arm, women’s studies gained over the last few decades.
What hopes for careers and growth opportunities does women’s studies hold is a question surely on every student’s mind as she/he enters the threshold of the field. This panel will feature representatives from the government, development sector, the publishing industry and the academia to unfold what the future in terms of careers spells for students.
Musical, dance, short film, street play, art exhibition by students
Lakshmana Rekha, a Kuchipudi dance ballet on the theme of domestic violence