PLD in collaboration with the ANANDI, Sahiyar Stree Sangathan and Peace and Equality Cell organized college workshops with students on Building Consent Culture: Preventing Sexual Harassment between 11th and 16th Feb in Gujarat National Law University in Gandhinagar , Suman Deep Vidyapeeth and Navrachna University in Vadodara , NIRMA University ( Institute of Law) and CEPT University in Ahmedabad .
The workshops were a part of PLD’s Youth Outreach Program called Building Consent Culture: Preventing Sexual Harassment. They were organized with the help of Feminist organizations and different progressive committees and forums of universities like Center for Law and Society in GNLU, Women’s Development Cell and Center for Social Justice at Institute of Law in NIRMA University and The Gender Parity Mission at CEPT University
The participants were from different academic backgrounds like Law, Medicine, Architecture, Management and History.
Our facilitators used PLD’s video series on consent and rejection to discuss themes of peer pressure and support, ideas of romance and love in cinematic representation, sexuality and power relations etc. Other important topics discussed were expression of desire and boundaries, coping with rejections/ violations and breakups. A bunch of students also volunteered to take the conversations and initiative forward in their campus.