I have received a few emails from a friend in the last couple of weeks following the gang rape and death of the 23-year old female medical student in New Dehli. These emails have been a joint announcement with updates from PUCL-CFD – the People’s Union for Civil Liberties and Citizens for Democracy—about a planning meeting to discuss what needs to be done to prevent rape and other forms of violence against women in New Delhi and throughout India. Here’s the latest update for tomorrow’s first meeting.
Film Show on ‘Rape’ at PUCL-CFD meeting on 10th Jan.2013 and discussion how to prevent violence against women.
PUCL (Delhi), in association with Citizens For Democracy, has organized a meeting on the subject “How to Prevent Rape and other forms of violence against women” to be held on 10thJanuary, 2013.
A film ‘NOW, I WILL SPEAK’ on RAPE shall be shown in the beginning. ‘Now, I Will Speak’ produced and directed by writer, film-maker and social activist, Sagari Chhabra is a documentary on rape. It deals with rape as a tool of political oppression, used by the police to displace villagers whose village is going under water, in the wake of a dam. It deals with Child rape and custodial rape. The film is a testimony of courage and encourages the survivors to speak out. It has been awarded by the International Association of Women In Radio and Television, and the NIFA ‘Award Of Excellence’ in production and direction. It is 40 minutes long and has a commentary in English with subtitles.
Discussion will follow the film to find out ways and means as how to achieve gender equality and justice for women.
Dr. Gopa Joshi, Shri Sanjay Parikh, Advocate, Ms.Shabnam Hashmi, Dr. Jugal Kishore and Ms. Sagari Chhabra form the panel of speakers. Justice Rajinder Sachhar and Shri Kuldip Nayar shall also contribute.
Programme is as follows:
Time & Date: 2 to 5 PM, Thursday, 10th January, 2013
Venue: Gandhi Peace Foundation, 223, Deen Dayal Upadyay Marg,
New Delhi-110002 (Ph.011-23237491, 23237493)
You are requested to make it convenient to attend.
Secretary, PUCL (Delhi)
(M) 9868505324, 9811099532