Submit :
News                      Photos                     Just In                     Debate Topic                     Latest News                    Articles                    Local News                    Blog Posts                     Pictures                    Reviews                    Recipes                    
Panel discussion on gender issues in male-dominated Indian film industry to be held in Mumbai
A panel discussion on "Tell us Her Story - The New Indian Filmmakers" is going to be organized on June 9 in Mumbai by Laadli social organization featuring Zoya Akhtar (Director- Dil Dhadakne Do), Juhi Chaturvedi (Screenwriter- Piku), Guneet Monga (Producer- Gangs of Wasseypur) and Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari (Director- Nil Battey Sannata). The discussion will be moderated by Dolly Thakore.
According the organizers, the panelists and moderator have broken gender barriers to make an impact in a highly male-dominated film industry and the result is much more gender sensitive portrayals in Indian cinema.

The event is being organized on the ninth foundation day anniversary of Laadli working for gender equality. The event will be at Avid Learning, Essar House, Mahalaxmi in Mumbai.

Laadli is the girl child campaign of Population First (PF) - an NGO working on population and health issues within the framework of women's rights and social development.

"It is a communications and advocacy initiative for a balanced, planned and stable population. Reducing gender imbalances, investing for the current and future population and reaching the goal of replacement level fertility are the key communications objectives of the organization," informed the organizers of the event.

According to the PF, the declining child sex ratio has its roots in the practice of sex selection or what is commonly understood as determining the sex of the foetus and eliminating it, if found to be a female.

Email Id
Verification Code
Email me on reply to my comment
Email me when other CJs comment on this article
Sign in to set your preference
merinews for RTI activists

Not finding what you are looking for? Search here.