Archive for the ‘Participant Interactions’ Category

Physical abuse is an epidemic in the communities these women come from. In some groups, 100% of the women may experience violence in their lives.  But rather than being able to find support from each other, hierarchies are created out of these experiences, where the women who don’t experience violence often feel superior to those […]

In the pilots, an issue that came up for the women was wage negotiation, which was one of the first topics I had thought of for these deliberative dialogues. But the challenges these women faced when we started speaking about wages was so unexpected, that any solutions or methods I had originally formulated just went […]

The deliberative dialogues we are running have a different format than many of the NGOs are used to here in India. Rather than coming in and educating the women on a specific topic such as domestic violence or sexual harassment, we are here to collaborate with the women themselves on an issue that is of […]