A 2-day residential training camp exclusively for young women was organized for them to have the freedom and own space to understand in depth about gender. All the participants belong to NT-DNT, Adivasi, Dalit and rural backgrounds. With these intersections, the training was bound to be very rich intellectually and emotionally.
Sessions using experience sharing, group work, discussions, readings, assignments and presentations facilitated the young women to get an understanding of Gender with Caste and Brahmanical patriarchy, alongwith historical study of roots of gender discrimination. This included a reading of the misogynist and casteist Manusmriti and earlier roots. It was a powerful 2 days spent, ending with an assertion of the values most important to them – which they would not compromise in any relationship or space.