Visit to JKK for Kamla Bhasin's Session

12 February 2019 Visit to JKK for Kamla Bhasin’s session

Jointly organized by Women’s Cell, Department of Sociology, Social Work, JMC and Women’s Studies

Azad Foundation Jaipur celebrated Kishori Mela and One Billion Rising Against Violence on women on 11-12 February 2019 in JKK. Students from different schools of Jaipur attended the programme. On the concluding day there was a session of Ms. Kamla Bhasin, Social activist, change maker and author. Women’s Cell in collaboration with other departments of IIS University organized for students of Foundation Women’s Studies and Journalism to attend this session to JKK. Kamla Bhasin’s book Patriarchy is read in Women’s Studies courses both in Elective and Foundation by students.

Kamla Bhasin with IIS faculty IIS students engrossed in the session

It was indeed a privilege to take students to attend a session specially one which she was doing for young adolescent girls mostly from underprivileged background.

She slowly steered the girls through honestly interacting session by sharing personal experience for understanding gendered knowledge making constantly bringing Constitution of India. Even though the session was for adolescent school girls, it was enriching for University girls and faculty, as Kamla Bhasin is candid in her sharing and she goes beyond books to bring out the nuances of gender constructions of society.