Since the beginning of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, a lot of attention has been paid to the relationship between women leaders at the helm of various nations and the effectiveness of their leadership as they handle the COVID-19 crisis. On the other hand, we see another scenario where many women are working at the grassroots level and at the front line.
CREA’s work is grounded in long-term partnerships with grassroots and local organizations that are in constant communication with the women, girls and communities which they support and advocate for. It is important to reanalyze our practices of leadership and how can it enable us to transform the power dynamics within ourselves, our communities, organizations and movements while continuously challenging the patriarchal power structures that continue to marginalize and oppress people, especially women and girls, sex workers, trans persons. The challenges and oppression become even more complex and severe when we see these through the lens of caste, tribe and ethnicity.
As we work with a feminist lens at the community level to question social norms, identify violence, challenge it and rethink about our rights to reimagine our lives, it is important to ask ourselves - how can our leadership practices ensure our own and others’ well-being in our daily lives, and support the sustainability of our organizations and movements? What do inclusive leadership practices look like?
Join us for the second conversation "Reimagining Feminist Leadership in COVID-19: The Role of Women Leaders and Young Feminists" from the "Rethinking Feminist Intervention and COVID-19: Voices from the Grassroots" series on Friday, 28 August 2020 from 4:30-6:00 PM IST as we share experiences of resilience and leadership from the community, make feminist grassroots voices count and more!
Our speakers will be:
- Pratima Devi, Elected Women Representative, Chatra, Jharkhand
- Ranjana Das, Regional Manager, Oxfam India, Bihar & Jharkhand
- Richa Chaudhary, State Consultant (LSG), PRI Division, Department of Rural Development, Ranchi, Jharkhand
- Anjana Deogam, Trainer & Social Worker, YUVA, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
Last date to register for this conversation is 27 August - register now!