Assam: Bodhana NGO Organises ‘Traveling Art & Film Festival’ in Doom Dooma

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Guwahati: The Bodhana NGO and Rotary Club of Doom Dooma staged a two-day “Traveling Art and Film Festival” at the Doomdooma Jatiya Vidyalaya to commemorate the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence on November 25 and 26.

The organisers of the event were the co-founder of Bodhana Nelson Deb, one resident artist named Biplop Pegu, one documentary filmmaker named Alongbar Basumatary, two social activists named Ashutosh Roy and Brihatrabar Pegu and project coordinator Neha Arora.

Film screenings, gender-based games, menstrual hygiene management activities and taboo-breaking activities were all part of the two-day event, which concluded with poster creation. The school’s students and staff both participated in great numbers in the event.

The 16-day “Traveling Art and Film Festival,” which runs from November 25 to December 10, is being organised by Bodhana in cooperation with regional groups, institutions of higher learning, schools and colleges in each place. The celebration will begin in Assam at Doom Dooma and end in Bongaigaon. The co-founder of Bodhana Nelson Deb is responsible for curating the events for the “Traveling Art and Film Festival.”

The workshops will be led by 16 social activists from Project Maanush who are from various regions of Assam over the course of the 16-day “Traveling Art and Film Festival.” As a result, two devoted activists will be rotated in and out of each new area.

Young people from marginalized communities who are less inclined to attend movie screenings are the main target demographic. The festival is a platform for culture that aims to unite us around politics and the arts, to celebrate our diversity as well as how much we have in common and to make discussion of sensitive and taboo subjects safe.

An annual global campaign called the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence begins on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and lasts until December 10, Human Rights Day. The Center for Women’s Global Leadership has continued to oversee it every year since it was founded by activists at the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991.

It is an international call to action to raise awareness, energise advocacy activities and disseminate information and ideas in order to prevent and end violence against women and girls. The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence in 2022, which will take place from November 25 to December 10, will have the global theme “Rise for Freedom.”

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