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Point of View was started in Bombay, India, in November 1997.point of view

Point of View is a Mumbai-based non-profit platform that brings the points of view of women into community, social, cultural and public domains through media, art and culture. They work with grassroots or community partners to actualize their core belief: that each one of us has a right to a voice, in our lives, in our workplaces, and within ourselves.

If power hierarchies among men, women and trans people determine whose voice matters, the same hierarchies determine which women’s voices are heard more than others. They promote the voices of women who are marginalized due to their caste, class, ability, sexual orientation, work, gender identity – or simply because they are women.

They work across all offline and online platforms – and more and across five program areas:

Fighting For Headspace: Placing the broad concept of gender in the public domain

Pushing The Boundaries: Putting forward the realities of women in sex work as they see them

Speaking In Tongues: Highlighting marginalized issues of gender, sexuality and rights

Defending Our Bodies: Enabling women to speak out about and prevent domestic violence

Changing The Lens: Building the capacities of grassroots women to express themselves through media platforms.

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Point of View has been conducting interesting interactive campaigns all over the city to enlighten the issues in the world of women in the way of

Advertisements

Books

Campaigns

Consulting

Events

Films

Games

Photography

Publications

Theatre

Online

Workshops

They have enabled:

  • Women in low-income urban slums to speak out about domestic violence (breaking the silence around abuse is the first step in preventing it)
  • Women in sex work to reposition their realities through a different lens (counting women in sex work as ‘women’, ‘human’ ‘citizens’ is a critical step for them to access rights)
  • Women who are HIV-positive or mentally disabled to share their life experiences (understanding women’s realities is a key step in ensuring that women get the care and support they need)
  • Marginalized women to tell their own stories in their own voices (empowering grassroots women to express or represent themselves is a vital step in ensuring lasting social change)

Partners:

WAVE, SAMPOORNA, AKSHARA, ALOCHANA, ALTERNATIVE LAW FORUM, BREAKTHROUGH ,CAMP, CEHAT,CREA,FEDERATION OF FILM SOCIETIES OF INDIA, MAJLIS, VANANGANA

Point of view also networks with likeminded organizations like ACTION PLUS, VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN (VAW) to propel the causes they stand for.

Newsletter:POINT OF VIEW 3

BEYOND THE SYMPTOMS is a newsletter produced by Point of View and CEHAT, and is aimed at health workers with information on domestic violence. It calls on health workers to look beyond the symptoms and recognize situations of abuse that are occurring.

Websites:

Pyaar Plus is an interactive website for young people, which addresses issues of love, sex, relationships, gender, plus a whole lot more.

www.pyaarplus.in

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For more details please contact

Point of view

B303 Rizvi House

34 Hill Road

Bandra (West)

Mumbai 400050

Telephone Number: 022- 26404162    

Email Address: info@pointofview.org     

Website: www.pointofview.org

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