8 March 2014
Bihar, Jharkhand, and Uttar Pradesh, India

Six of our 15 It's My Body programme partner organisations, located across Bihar, Jharkhand, and Uttar Pradesh, organised district-level events to celebrate International Women's Day in their communities. Although the content of the events varied, they all had a common objective-to reach out to the larger community, especially women and girls, and provide them with an opportunity to celebrate their being, whether through the medium of sports, or through use of performance art such as poetry, song, and dance.


For instance, while our Uttar Pradesh-based partner organisationLink for.....

22 November 2013
Nairobi, Kenya

CREA organised 'Inspiring to Aspire: Encouraging Young Women to Seize Leadership Opportunities—An Open Forum' in collaboration with Women's Empowerment Link (WEL). It was attended by over 100 people from various organisations in Kenya, working on issues related to human rights, women's rights, and gender.


The Open Forum was convened with young and older leaders to discuss how to create and seize opportunities, face challenges, and mentor young women leaders in the political arena. The event was moderated by Grace Mbugua (Founder and Director, WEL). The speakers includedLink for.....

8 January 2014
Delhi, India

CREA organised a panel discussion on sexuality, gender, and rights in the context of the 11 December 2013 Supreme Court judgement upholding Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. The speakers for the event were Ruth Vanita (University of Montana), Carole Vance (Columbia University), Shohini Ghosh (Jamia Millia Islamia), Arvind Narrain (Alternative Law Forum), and Geetanjali Misra (CREA). The event was attended by over 70 people.

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3 February 2014
Gurgaon, India

The eighth SGRI Hindi was held from 3 to 8 February 2014 in Gurgaon, India. Twenty-nine women activists from Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, India, and Kathmandu, Nepal attended the Institute.


The goal of the Institute is to examine the principles of sexuality and the inter-linkages between sexuality, gender, and reproductive health and rights. It builds an understanding of the basics of gender and sexuality, and their links to issues related to reproductive health, disability, laws, and sex work. This year’s InstituteLink for.....

22 January 2014
Delhi, India

On 22 January 2014, CREA organised a conversation with Shereen El Feki, renowned British journalist and author, on her recent book Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World. Shereen read out excerpts from her book and shared her views on the sexual lives of men and women in Egypt and across the region, in the backdrop of the current political changes in the Arab world. She shared her personal, and often humorous, experiences from her five years of ground-breaking research across the region.

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