Successes in Struggles for Gender Equity in Rural India- A talk by Ayesha Khatun

Association for India's Development
MIT & Boston Chapters Presents Successes in Struggles for Gender Equity in Rural India
Talk by Ayesha Khatun, Social Activist, West Bengal, India Wednesday, June[masked]
7-9 PM
MIT, Bldg 4, Room 231,
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
http://whereis.mit.edu/?go=4 Free & Open to the Public About
Ayesha Khatun is the founder of MBBCDS (Mohammed Bazaar Backward Classes Development Society) in the Birbhum region in West Bengal, India. She works on various aspects of empowerment of tribal and minority women through socio-economic and cultural means. She is also an influential and powerful Bengali writer and has won prestigious accolades such as Rokeya Award, Young Writers Award and Ila Chand Award. The focus of her talk will be on the lived realities of marginalized muslim, tribal and dalit women; inculcating a strong sense of leadership and developmental intervention using education and livelihood measures. This project is supported by the local Boston chapter. Come attend the talk and get to know more about the inspiring work that is happening in the grassroots. Association for India's Development is a volunteer movement promoting sustainable, equitable and just development. AID supports grassroots organizations in India and initiates efforts in various interconnected spheres such as agriculture, energy, education, health , livelihoods, natural resources including land and water, women's empowerment and social justice. Learn more: www.aidboston.org

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