Facebook Live Webinar: The caste nexus and women's liberation (in Punjabi)
Professor Meena Dhanda will engage in a live discussion with a women activists' group Wajood (Being) on the link between caste and gender.
Saturday 27 June 2020 (1:30pm BST; 6pm IST).
Caste atrocities have intensified and domestic violence is on the increase during the global crisis caused by the pandemic. It was reported a couple of months ago that the Punjab government has found a 21% increase in calls by women to the domestic violence helpline. Is there any link between the caste nexus and the position of women in Punjabi society?
Dr Meena Dhanda (Professor of Philosophy and Cultural Politics) will explain the complex relation between caste and gender in a Facebook Live Webinar.
The discussion followed by an audience Q&A will be mainly conducted in Meena's mother tongue Punjabi. The title of the programme in transliterated Punjabi is: Jaat Vyavatha Atay Aurat Mukti. The organisers are a group of energetic social activists. Their group uniquely named Wajood (Being/Existence) is convened by a post-graduate from Oxford University, Nikita Azaad.
Set up during the pandemic, this group has commenced a set of open dialogues on identity, sexuality, relationships and much else.
For further information contact Professor Meena Dhanda by email: M.Dhanda@wlv.ac.uk.
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