We The Women - a unique, participatory, one of its kind festival, created and curated by Barkha Dutt for Facebook & U.N Women makes its debut in Bengaluru on the 7th of October at the Lalit Ashok, The forum - themed on #openingdoors and #breakingbarriers- brings together voices from professions as diverse as cinema, politics, sports, literature and law. Entry to the festival is free to the public but registration is required at Book My Show. A special food and flea market; free performances of music and poetry and food stalls add to the complete 'break-free' Sunday.
Reflecting the larger global and national conversations, the issues at the We the Women forum are diverse: the fight of women against the religious orthodoxy whether in ending Triple Talaq or demanding the right to enter Sabarimala; the battle by Bohri women to end Female Genital Cutting; the new currents and shifts in popular culture and cinema; the challenges and struggles of Trans-Women; Life after the end of Section 377 and the trials and achievements of women in uniform.
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The Lalit Ashok serves as a spectacular location for opening doors to conversations that matter. Mingle with people about issues that matter to you outdoors in the vast lawns, where we are creating cosy seating areas conducive to coffee and endless conversations. Looking to meet like minded individuals? Our signature art installations are quite the conversation starters, and a great space to break the ice with new and interesting people. The Food and Beverage offerings of the Lalit Ashok will be available in our outdoor area as well, for when you need more than just stimulating discussions to keep you going.