When Women Write
When Women Write
When Women Write
When Women Write
When Women Write
When Women Write
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provides glimpses into women's lives, narratives and journeys, urging an intersectional understanding of the diversity of our experiences and the contexts in which they unfold. Through an interplay of text and image, it situates violence against women, not in singular, unrelated events, but in everyday practices of power and control, invisiblised by their daily performance and reiteration. It encourages a shift in not just how we look, but also where we look, to expose the normalisation of inequality, sexism, oppression and lack of freedoms, to which women are often made participants. 

The stories in the Exhibition enable a reflection on the visible and invisible processes and structures that invoke and perpetuate patriarchal, homogenising, casteist, communal, heteronormative and ableist systems of power and control. They also capture and reflect the many ways in which we reclaim our narratives and our agencies. We resist, we protest, we love, we sing, we write, we struggle for our rights and autonomies. We subvert the many inscriptions on our bodies, in innumerable, different ways, which need to be acknowledged and celebrated.

 

Commissioned by Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace (WISCOMP), the Exhibition is being used extensively to spark conversations at Higher Education Institutes across India, from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata to Jalandhar, Bhubaneshwar, Guwahati, Chandigarh, Kochi, Pune, Purulia, Coimbatore and Shillong. A section of the Exhibition, along with a facilitation guide, has been included in the Gender Audit Toolkit which is a part of Navigating the Terrain of Gender Justice: A Handbook for Gender Audits at Higher Education Institutes in India. 

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