Friday, December 3, 2010

Street Play @ twistntales ! Don't Miss !

Press the Bell/ Bhajao Ghanti

The Violence Against Women (VAW) fortnight is observed all over the world from 25th Nov. to 10th December.

twistntales is happy to present a street play, "Mulgi Zali Ho" by members of Lokayat.
This play was originally presented by Stree Mukti Sanghatana in 1982, and has been successfully running for 28 years.

On Saturday, 11th Dec, 8 pm, at twistntales.

25th Nov. is the day observed as VAW day and 10th Dec. is the Human Rights Day.

Joining these two days the fortnight is observed as VAW week. Previously, 25 November was observed in Latin America and a growing number of other countries around the world as "International Day Against Violence Against Women". With no standard title, it was also referred to as "No Violence Against Women Day" and the "Day to End Violence Against Women". It was first declared by the first Feminist Encuentro for Latin America and the Caribbean held in Bogota, Colombia (18 to 21 July 1981). At that Encuentro women systematically denounced gender violence from domestic battery, to rape and sexual harassment, to state violence including torture and abuses of women political prisoners.

The date was chosen to commemorate the lives of the Mirabal sisters. It originally marked the day that the three Mirabal sisters from the Dominican Republic were violently assassinated in 1960 during the Trujillo dictatorship (Rafael Trujillo 1930-1961). The day was used to pay tribute to the Mirabal sisters, as well as global recognition of gender violence.

UNO was made compelled to declare this day as VAW day in 1999.

Mulgi Zali Ho is a musical Play about the plight of the girl child with powerful and biting humour and a simple form. It has touched the chords of the masses. This group has been doing it for years . The Play not only raises the questions or problems but ends with the solution to the problem. Play gives the direction as to what we should do in our life. It starts with making obeisance to the work of those who fought for injustice to women like Mahatma Jyotiba Phule, Maharshi Karve, Raja Rammohan Roy, Dr.Ambedkar etc. It speaks of even today’s condition of women. It talks of the reactions if the girl is born in the family. It talks of the relations of husband and wife. And ends with the way out. And that is why it is very important. Everyone speaks about the inferiority complex of women or everyone feels that it should be reduced but no one talks of how it can be reduced. But “Mulgi Zali Ho” gives courage to women to fight back this inferiority complex.

Be there on Sat, 11th Dec @ twistntales by 8pm.

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