World Pulse and IWD in Chennai

Kirthi
Posted March 23, 2019 from India

On March 9, 2019, we worked with a team of teachers at a school here called Pudhiyador. We worked on gender equality. In our workshop with them, we addressed themes of sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender equality, and using the right language while working with their students. We also talked about writing and telling one's story, and I introduced them to World Pulse. This workshop was particularly enlightening because we not only got to work with the teachers themselves, but by extension, with their students, too, for the teachers opened up to share about their students' questions, doubts, behaviours, and anecdotes. 

 

 

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Jill Langhus
Mar 24
Mar 24

Hello Dear Kirthi,

Thanks for sharing your lovely photos and inspiring post. It sounds like you had a good, and productive IWD! How many teachers were at your workshop? I hope they join WP:-)

Hope you have a great week!

Kadi_lokule
Mar 25
Mar 25

This is incredible beginning from the grass roots is always important all the advocacy comes later after the sesitization has begun, well done cheers

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 26
Mar 26

Dear Kirthi,
A celebration to witness that both teachers and students have so recently had the chance to meet you in person, absorb your messages, and be introduced to World Pulse. I would have loved to be a fly on the wall (well, maybe a dragonfly) witnessing it.
Much love in sisterhood,
Tam

Hello, Kirthi,

Congratulations for the success of this iWD event! Thanks for introducing World Pulse, too. Our family is growing. :)

Beth Lacey
Mar 28
Mar 28

Nice to hear from you, Kirthi

Urmila Chanam
Apr 14
Apr 14

Dear Kirthi,
I am in total agreement with you that concepts of sex, gender and inequality needs to be first scaled within our education system to catch them young before they develop deeply ingrained improper concepts on them. Besides children are also great teachers for their parents and siblings. Thank you for your amaxing work. I came across an article on you and your work on Femina magazine this month. A big congrats sister.
Love always
Urmila Chanam