Delhi events in the run up to International Women’s Day


In the run up to International Women’s Day on the 8th March 2017, there’s a wide range of events taking place exploring women’s empowerment.  Here’s a rundown of what we’ve found.

Film and discussion – “Bachelor Girls” at the India International Centre, 3rd February

A film that questions the idea of freedom for single, independent women in India, facing housing discrimination. Screening followed by a discussion with speakers including Bee Rowlatt, author/writer; Deepanjana Pal, writer/journalist; and Shikha Makan.  At India International Centre, for more information click here.

Book Discussion:  “Too Many Men, Too Few Women: Social Consequences of Gender Imbalance in India and China” at the India International Centre, 9th February

Proffessor Patricia Uberoi chairs a discussion with Professor K.S. James, Jawaharlal Nehru University; Professor Mohan Rao, Jawaharlal Nehru University; and Professor Ravinder Kaur, IIT, Delhi, about this book edited by Ravinder Kaur.  Find out more at this link.

Conference:  South Asia Young Women Leadership Conclave, 9th February

Under-represented at all levels of governance, women are not only under-represented as voters but also in leadership positions whether in elected offices, the civil service or the private sector. Bringing together young women leaders from the South Asia region for a four-day long program.  For more information head on over to Facebook.

Respect for Women Walk, Saket, 12th February

Organised by NGO UMEED A drop of hope, this 8km walk starts at the DDA Park, opposite Saket Metro Station. For more information, look at this link.

Book Launch and conversation – Step Up: How women can perform better for success, University of Chicago Centre, 17th February

In this book, Dr Anju Jain explains why gender disparity is an issue, how that can be changed and the practical techniques women can deploy to become successful.  For more information click here.

Womennovator Summit 17, University of Chicago Centre on 24th February

Described as a big opportunity for innovators, educators, hackers, designers, artisans and anyone who is passionate about exploring new marketing options and showcasing their passion.  Find out more at this link.

Women Writers Festival at Sri Aurobindo Centre For Arts And Communication, Adhchini, New Delhi on 24th-25th February.

The Women Writer’s Festival focuses in on themes around women in the workplace – how women must think and what women must do to inspire more women to pursue meaningful career.  Being held at the Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts and Communication.  For more information head to Facebook.

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