Ananta Centre launches a series of Dialogues on Women and Gender Issues to draw attention towards a woman’s challenges, her experiences and her own affirmations of worth, power, and vulnerability in a period of underrepresentation and prejudice.The series intends to bring together multiple panels, each with an eclectic mix of speakers to share their lived experience and open a dialogue on the changing role of women in influencing the course of social reform in society.
Broadening the narrative
Research projects across the world have substantiated the premise that women and the actions can significantly impact the socio economic outcome of communities and countries. The strongest societies are those that allow its women to flourish freely; the poorest seek to constrain and define them. Matters like equal access to opportunities and spaces are often brushed aside as being gender issues or women’s issues. In truth they are as much matters of social and economic concern and need to be seen thus. The series aims to help broaden the existing narrative.
- Develop strategies for increasing a woman's access to opportunities, resources and public spaces by examining critical issues like economic and political empowerment, share in decision making power, parity in pay and at the workplace, education and skill development and gender-friendly policies.
- Help develop strategies on how to help women gain more power and control over all aspects of their lives and be strategic instruments of change.
- Collate actionable recommendations, made during the course of the series, into a white paper.