1 Billion Rising Events

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India > Hyderabad > Lamakaan, Banjara Hills > 2014-02-14 > 03:00 pm

About The Event

Two events as part of One Billion Rising at Lamakaan, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad from 3 pm to 6:30 pm Event 1 - Movie: 'Beyond the Veil': 52 mins Beyond the Veil directed by Anusha Nandakumar is the story of two strong women. One Sughra Fatima, a teenager who comes from a large Muslim family who fought with her family to take up boxing as a sport and excelled at it. The other her mother: Rukshana Begum who got married, had children and was satisfied with her life till her husband's illness proved to be a setback. In order to support her family, she took to singing popular Hindi songs in bars and marriages secretly. Event 2 - 'Voices from History' Voices from History is a bi-lingual reading (English and Telugu). This is a first-person performance of the lives, experiences and the challenges faced by women from history. The reading will be followed by a discussion.

About The Organization

Asmita Resource Centre for Women

Asmita Resource Centre for Women was founded nearly two decades ago to create a space where we could address a diverse range of issues and concerns relating to women. Asmita has reached out to grassroots communities, creative writers, artists, public professionals, government officials, university student and faculty, adolescent girls and elected leaders and media professionals to build an open and tolerant society. The aim of Asmita is to build a social order which empowers women.

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