The Woman’s World

A festival of films on women & health Screening venue: 10th IWHM, New Delhi, Hotel Samrat, Kautilya (adjacent to the conference venue) September 21 – 26, 2005 The understanding of women’s health today has moved beyond maternal roles and procreation, to a more holistic notion. It is now widely accepted that health is dependent on age, class, race, caste, gender, ethnicity, culture, location, disability, marital status and sexual orientation, and…

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The Woman’s World: Films in Detail

A festival of films on women and health At the 10th IWHM, New Delhi WORKSCAPE Tales of the Night Fairies 2002, 74 mins, India Directed by Shohini Ghosh Five sex workers – four women and one man – along with the filmmaker/narrator embark on a journey of storytelling. ‘Tales of the Night Fairies’ explores the power of collective organizing and resistance while reflecting upon contemporary debates around sex work. The…

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The Woman’s World: A Report

10th IWHM, 21-25 September 05 Boisterous, exciting, made us sit up and join hands with them: such were the drumbeats by 13 women drummers that marked the opening ceremony of the 10th IWHM. This international conference this year focused on health rights, women’s lives, challenges and strategies for movement building. But then the women drummers, a group of thirteen Dalit women performers from Madurai, Southern India, in their pink dhotis,…

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