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Abhivyakti: Women and Law

7th March, 2019

Resource Person: Ms. Alka Joshi

A renowned social activist, Ms. Alka Joshi, who is associated with a group named LOKAYAT based out of Pune was invited to talk and create awareness on a wide range of issues related to youth. She shared her views on fascism, the growing communal divide, sexual harassment at workplace, domestic violence, caste inequality and gender inequality.

Ms. Joshi mentioned in her talk how about how their team is working hard to create a new non-violent, peaceful society, where women are able to live with dignity as human beings, and explore the fullest development of their inherent abilities. She educated the students about the Vishakha Guidelines, and shared many historic cases indicating violence on women. Ms. Joshi also explained the ways in which one can appeal to the ICC committee, its procedure, fines and penalty. Towards the end of the session two small documentaries related to sexual harassment were shown to the audience.

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