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Connecting Pink and Rape: Exploring the Role of Gender stereotypes in the violence against women

The December edition of Connect the Dots, a monthly event on Sustainability organized by The Alternative, explores the role of gender stereotypes in the recent cases of violence against women. The event will be held on 22nd December at Atta Galatta.

 
 
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PRLog - Dec. 19, 2012 - 19-12-2012, Bangalore.

Molested. Raped. Manhandled. Eve Teased. Killed.

This is the violence against women season and the headliners nationwide are not disappointing. Armchair critics have been blaming everything from education, police protection, westernization, media to chowmein. The December edition of Connect the Dots, a monthly event on Sustainability organized by The Alternative, explores the role of gender stereotypes in the recent cases of violence against women. The event will be held on 22nd December at Atta Galatta in Koramangala.

The event takes deeper look at Gender stereotypes - Where do they come from and when does it begin? Do we as parents reinforce it everyday? How does it affect the way we see ourselves and others? And as we march ahead - are we breaking stereotypes or creating new ones?

Below are the confirmed list of speakers at the event
•Dr. Shaibya Saldanha, gynaecologist, child and adolescent health practitioner, co-founder, Enfold India Trust, on where it all starts
•Photo journalist, Sindhuja P on Koovagam and the Koothandavar festival - the largest 'third gender' congregation in India
•Amjad Prawej of Bangalore Little Theatre Foundation will present a 10 minute play.
•Shemeer P. Babu, of http://www.maps4aid.com, an online crowd sourced map tracking cases of violence against women in India.
•Amitabh Kumar from the Center for Social Research, on gender stereotypes from the perspective of men and masculinity.

This event is free.

Connect the Dots is a meeting place for those who are looking to connect their daily lives to sustainability at large, for all of us who care how sustainability – social, cultural, environmental – translates to our lives and interests.

Connect The Dots series is organized by The Alternative - www.thealternative.in- an online media platform focused on Sustainable living. The event is a meeting place for those who are looking to connect their daily lives to sustainability. It is a space for conversations, experiences and hands-on experiments all revolving around our role in having a positive impact on the world around us.

More details about the event are available at https://www.facebook.com/events/111414939026834/

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