I vår kommer två av våra utlandspraktikanter, Sanna och Emilia, att hålla i ett antal diskussions-cirklar där vi kommer diskutera och prata om kvinnors situation och kamp i Indien och Bangladesh. Diskussionerna är till för alla, och språket kommer att anpassas till vilka som dyker upp! Det kommer därför finnas chans att diskussionen sker antingen på svenska eller engelska!
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Recognition, Rights, and Resistance
A discussion circle on women’s movements in India and Bangladesh
This spring the Swallows India Bangladesh will organize a discussion circle called ”Recognition, Rights, and Resistance” which will explore themes related to women’s movements in India and Bangladesh. The discussion circle will meet once a month between March and June to discuss, learn, and share thoughts and experiences with each other. Together we will deepen our understanding of women’s movements in South Asia and examine strategies, lessons, and potential connections between movements around the world.
We will kick-off the discussion circle on Wednesday the 18th of March at 18:00-19:30 in the Swallows house on Spolegatan 5 in Lund with the topic:
Ecofeminism and Agroforestry:
From the Chipko movement to forest rights today
Birgitta Göranson-Iliste, a member of the Swallows’ Board with broad international experience from both the Swallows and the Emmaus movement will introduce the Chipko Movement and discuss Forest Rights based on her previous work and time in India. The following discussion will investigate ecofeminism and explore its potential as a philosophy for movements centering around natural resources.
The aim of the discussion circle is to provide an open and participative space for ideas and reflections, so please come with questions and thoughts that intrigue and interest you! All are welcome!
And of course, there will be fika.
For more information and to sign up, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For those who sign up, optional reading suggestions will be sent out prior to each session, however signing up ahead of time is not necessary to attend the sessions. Come to one, come to all, it’s up to you!
Mark your calendars with the following sessions as well:
15th April (18:00-19:30)
Microcredit – a Road to Women’s Empowerment?
Perspectives from grassroots organisations in Bangladesh
20th May (18:00-19:30)
Pink and Black Saris
Dalit women fight for change
10th June (18:00-19:30)
Female farmers in Bangladesh:
A struggle for recognition and access
The discussion circle is coordinated by Sanna Engdahl and Emilia Sternberg, two of the Swallows’ fall interns who recently returned from their internships in Bangladesh and India.