Monday, December 7, 2009

2009 Campaign PR (29/11):Collaborative cooking: Recipes against VAW

Ever wished you could whip up a magic dish that could destroy all the evils in the world? Well, here’s your chance to suggest ingredients to counter violence against women. From self defense training to gender neutral textbooks and banning gender violence in movies and television soaps, there are scores of ways in which we can sensitise ourselves and others around us.

Prajnya, a Chennai-based non-profit centre for research, networking and public education has launched an initiative, “Collaborative Cooking: Recipes against VAW”, to put together a giant recipe to end violence against women. All you have to do is log onto and add your recipe or ingredient.

Recipes can also be dropped off at paanais in Planet Yumm outlets at Spencer Plaza and Besant Nagar and in the traveling paanai, at the campaign’s public programmes.

Collaborative Cooking is an initiative of the Prajnya 16 Days Campaign against Gender Violence, which began 25 November and ends 10 December. To find out more, visit

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