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Seven Sisters; 8th March 2013, International Women's Day


History of Women in India is very fascinating and tremendous. India has seen Indira Gandhi for the period of 18 years as the first woman Prime Minister, Dr. Pratibha Patel as the first woman President. Speaker of the Lok Sabha and Leader of the opposition in Lok Sabha both are women. Kalpana Chawla became the first Indian woman to go into space. In 2010, Rajya Sabha passed Women’s Reservation Bill, ensuring 33% reservation to women in Parliament and state legislative bodies.

However, according to a global poll conducted by Thomson Reuters, India is the fourth most dangerous country in the world for women and the worst country for women among the G20 countries. Whereas the women’s literacy rate of the world is 84%, Indian women’s literacy rate is scored only 74.04% (Census 2011). Violence against women became too common in the country, outraged by the rape and murder case of the psychologist student in Delhi, in December 2012. Women are physically and sexually abused, discriminated, prevented to be born, forced to burn and die, trafficked etc. Before and after the birth and till the end of the life, women are subject to the severe violence.

, La Frida Shanthi (23), Teena Das(17), Irfath (17), Lakshmi(14), Meena(10), Shilpa(10), and Ranjitha (7) of the Bornfree Art School are celebrating the International Women’s Day on the 8th of March, 2013 and raising voices of unheard and unseen women and girl children through photography and cultural expressions. They have photographed and captured the reality of women and girl children on the streets, lanes, slums, markets, and other public places in Bangalore. They are going to present what they have witnessed in the city and also voice out what they think as women / girls.

Events; 8th March 2013
There will be poem reading, dance, music and theater performances by professional and non-professional artists who are going to deliver the messages about women. We will especially call girls’ schools, women’s colleges, and artists to participate this program.

Photography Exhibition ~ SEVEN SISTERS
Dates; 8th – 10th, March, 2013
Venue; Ravindra Kalakshetra Hall, JC Road
Time; 10am to 7pm
Inauguration; 9am, 8th of March 2013

Cultural Expressions

Date; 8th of March 2013
Venue; Samsa, behind Ravindra Kalakshetra, JC Road
Time; 8am; Procession from Ravindra Kalakshetra to Town Hall
9am; Inauguration of Photographic Exhibition
10am to 1pm; Cultural Performances by school / college students
7pm to 8:30pm; Cultural Performances by artists

Protagonists of the event

are La Frida Shanthi (23), Teena Das(17), Irfath (17), Lakshmi(14), Meena(10), Shilpa(10), and Ranjitha (7) ; Read their life story as women / girls!

Support the project
We are looking forward to your support. You can give us the financial support, food support, transportation etc. You can send us a cheque in favor of the Bornfree Art School International. For online transaction, here is the account details; { Canara Bank, Southend Branch, Acc No;1173101082607 } See the budget.