One Billion Rising- Kamla Bhasin
In our series to understand more about One Billion Rising, we again caught Kamla Bhasin and asked her few questions. In a candid interview with Respect Women and FUCCHA, Kamla Bhasin talks about One Billion Rising, Feminism and more.
About Kamla Bhasin: Kamla Bhasin is a renowned feminist activist and gender trainer in South Asia. A social scientist by training, Kamla Bhasin has been actively engaged with issues related to development, education, gender, media and several others for over 35 years. She began her work for the empowerment of the rural and urban poor in 1972, with a voluntary organization in Rajasthan, India. From 1976 to 2001, She worked with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN. She wrote a number of books and has a number of publications on gender issues, articles, and songs. Most notable among her publications are: Borders and Boundaries Women in India’s Partition. Co-authored by Ritu Menon. Kali for Women, 1998, Ladki Kya Hai, Ladka Kya Hai. Jagori, 1998,
What is Patriarchy? Kali for Women, 1993 etc. Currently, She is working with SANGAT (South Asian Network of Gender Activists and Trainers) as an advisor; with JAGORI, Women’s Resource and Training Centre as an active member; and with SAHR (South Asians for Human Rights) as a Bureau member.
Watch the full interview with Kamla Bhasin