Women Chapter Desk:
Team Women Chapter wishes a very happy birthday to well-known feminist Kamla Bhasin.
Kamla Bhasin (born 24 April 1946) is an Indian developmental feminist activist, poet, author and social scientist.. Bhasin’s work, that spans across 35 years, focuses on gender, education, human development and the media.She lives in New Delhi, India. She is best known for her work on the NGO Sangat, a South Asian network of feminists. In 1995, she recited a refurbished, feminist version of the popular poem Azadi (Freedom) in a conference. She is also the South Asia coordinator of One Billion Rising
She resigned from her job at the United Nations in 2002, to work on the network of South Asian feminists, that she built from the ground up She believes in a form of advocacy that combines feminist theory and community action. She has worked with underprivileged women from tribal and working communities, often using posters, plays and other non literary methods to get through to communities with low literacy rates. She has always maintained that in order to usher effective change, sloganeering must be accompanied by community mobilization.
Bhasin’s work has involved close collaboration with U.N., government, and bilateral agencies, media, researchers, academics and others. As part of this work she has travelled extensively in Asia, specially in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bhutan India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. She have been able to see the work of and establish personal contacts with a large number of organisations involved in development action and reflection at different levels.
a very happy birthday Kamla! Keep inspiring us! Love and warm wishes from Women Chapter!