Past Events

Movie Screening - Women's Day at LKP lawns held on March 08, 2022

"The Committee for Managing Gender Issues (CMGI) in collaboration with Women's Leadership Society (WLS) presents a movie date! This International Working Women's Day, let's celebrate our history of resistance and struggle for equal civil, political and social rights. The movie, Misbehavior, is based on true events and marks a significant beginning and gives direction to the women’s liberation movement across the world.

“We’re not beautiful, we’re not ugly, we’re angry.”

This was the slogan with which the Women's Liberation activists set out to disrupt the Miss World pageant of 1970 and this movie celebrates their story. The movie brings together some amazing cast and weaves perspectives of intersectionality along with feminism.

Galentine's Day: Safe Spaces, Chai, and Samosa held on February 14, 2022

A short meet-up on the 14th February to celebrate sisterhood to sit together, talk, share, laugh and snack!

CMGI x Friday Safe Spaces held on January 28, 2022

The Committee for Managing Gender Issues (CMGI) is back with its Friday Safe Spaces. We gather from the feedback of our sessions and workshops, and from our interviews with students on campus that there is a need for a safe support space. More often than not, the women have felt alone in their thoughts, opinions, and more importantly in their lived experiences. We just might not be alone in what actually seems like an isolated event/experience. 


An exclusive space for women, and gender and sexual minorities seemed to us, like a starting point for fostering a safe, empathetic, supportive, and encouraging space. The scope of these spaces depends on how what we make of it- we would want to discuss a movie we saw and our thoughts on it which we think any other space might not get; we might grow from challenging each other's perspective in a non-condescending manner; we would rant about what happened in a class, a comment from our family, a dating experience, and so on. We envision that we can talk, discuss, and share about anything under the sky and hope that it will be an empowering and liberating space for all of us.
 
Our first session brought in women from different parts of the institution and was indeed a great session filled with solidarity and rants. This is your space to build as you like. There are no rules except that of mutual respect for everyone present. We are hoping this space will help you connect with women and gender+sexual minorities who think and feel as you do and have had the same lived experiences.

Pritha and Vaibhavi will be there not as Professors but as facilitators of the conversation and fellow vent-ors. They will also ensure the space stays safe and inclusive.

We look forward to meeting and conversing with you all!
 

 

CMGI x Friday Safe Spaces held on December 24, 2021

The Committee for Managing Gender Issues (CMGI) is back with its Friday Safe Spaces. We gather from the feedback of our sessions and workshops, and from our interviews with students on campus that there is a need for a safe support space. More often than not, the women have felt alone in their thoughts, opinions, and more importantly in their lived experiences. We just might not be alone in what actually seems like an isolated event/experience. 


An exclusive space for women, and gender and sexual minorities seemed to us, like a starting point for fostering a safe, empathetic, supportive, and encouraging space. The scope of these spaces depends on how what we make of it- we would want to discuss a movie we saw and our thoughts on it which we think any other space might not get; we might grow from challenging each other's perspective in a non-condescending manner; we would rant about what happened in a class, a comment from our family, a dating experience, and so on. We envision that we can talk, discuss, and share about anything under the sky and hope that it will be an empowering and liberating space for all of us.
 
Our first session brought in women from different parts of the institution and was indeed a great session filled with solidarity and rants. This is your space to build as you like. There are no rules except that of mutual respect for everyone present. We are hoping this space will help you connect with women and gender+sexual minorities who think and feel as you do and have had the same lived experiences.

Pritha and Vaibhavi will be there not as Professors but as facilitators of the conversation and fellow vent-ors. They will also ensure the space stays safe and inclusive.

We look forward to meeting and conversing with you all!
 

 

Session on Bystander Intervention Workshop: Sexual Harassment held on November 26, 2021

Title: Bystander Intervention Workshop: Sexual Harassment
Speaker: Vandita Morarka

Session on Con-Sensuality: Interaction Between Consent and Sensuality held on October 28, 2021

Title: Con-Sensuality: Interaction Between Consent and Sensuality
Speaker: Paromita Vohra

Session on Understanding Sexual Consent held on September 24, 2021

Title: Understanding Sexual Consent: Conversations About the Boundaries between Romance and Sexual Harassment
Speaker: Adv. Prita Jha, CMGI External Member

Session on Consent and Rejection held on March 24, 2021

 

POSH training for CMGI held on October 27, 2020

 

 

Gender sensitization sessions conducted by Dr. Binoy Acharya & Ms. Geeta Sharma on February 07, 2019

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