Recent Programs

Talk on the Women’s Movement and Social Activism on 17th July 2016

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Talk on the Women’s Movement and Social Activism on 17th July 2016

On Sunday, 17th July 2016 our board members Dr. Vibhuti Patel (Feminist Activist and Economist) and Abha Bhaiya (Feminist Activist, Co-Founder of Jagori) shared their personal experiences of a life dedicated to social activism and the women’s movement with a group of 30 Olakh volunteers and associates. Partaking in the incredible stories about their own roots, their beginnings as activists as well as feeling their unique spirit motivated and inspired all of us to continue walking towards a humane and equal...

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संवाद – A Youth Initiative on 9th July 2016

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संवाद – A Youth Initiative on 9th July 2016

On Saturday, 9th July 2016 Olakh launched ‘Samvad’, a series of intense dialogues with inspirational people who are marching towards transforming their vision of a humane society into reality. Our guest speaker Reva Dandage (Co-Founder of Swaraj University, Udaipur) shared her vision of challenging the mainstream education and co-founding Swaraj University to translate this idea into practice. Her talk was extremely inspirational and has given all of us an opportunity for mutual learning. It was very encouraging to hear how personal experiences, achievements and struggles have...

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Gender Training in April 2016

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Gender Training in April 2016

On 29th and 30th April 2016 we at Olakh organised a Gender Training for our long-time and new volunteers! The confidential, non-judgemental and warm environment gave all of us the opportunity to share our thoughts, experiences and perceptions. Together we learnt about the difference between “sex” and “gender” and started to question our own behaviour and attitude. All of us felt inspired by the enthusiasm, passion and power that lies within us and are eager to champion gender equality in our personal and professional life!

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Dialogue on Feminism on 9th March 2016

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Dialogue on Feminism on 9th March 2016

On 9th March 2016, Kamla Bhasin deconstructed the main concepts, myths and facts about Feminism, Gender, Masculinity and Patriarchy with a group of 70 concerned individuals from diverse professional and private backgrounds. Kamla Bhasin’s visit to Olakh ended with a one-day seminar which gave us another chance to listen to her unequaled way of analyzing social structures and human relationships. By singing feminist songs, telling humorous stories and questioning so-called cultural or religious traditions she provoked our thoughts and perceptions “Nature makes diversity, society makes...

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संवाद – स्व से समस्त on 8th March 2016

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संवाद – स्व से समस्त on 8th March 2016

This year’s International Women’s Day more than 800 young hearts and minds from Vadodara and across Gujarat came together to rise for an equal and just society! In solidarity with the global One Billion Rising campaign, Olakh along with 18 youth groups organised “संवाद – स्व से समस्त ” on 8th March 2016 to create a platform for youths to partake in the life experiences of revolutionaries and to motivate them to walk the passionate path of active engagement for social reform. This first-of-its-kind event in Vadodara featured pioneers of the...

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OBR Fest 2016

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OBR Fest 2016

On 9th February 2016 more than 90 enthusiastic participants from diverse backgrounds – including our Afghan and German friends from ‘Medical Modiale’ – gathered for the ‘Interactive Preparatory Workshop for the One Billion Rising fest on 14th February 2016’. Olakh in association with Navrachna University, Medica Mondiale, ActionAid and Foram Foundation organised the workshop in order to introduce the participants to the issue of Sexual Violence on Public Places as well as the global One Billion Rising campaign. A highlight of the workshop was the mutual...

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