It's very exciting for us when old partners continue to be associated with us for new programmes. SPI Cinemas, who worked with us on Safer Spaces in 2013, worked with us during Daan Utsav this year in October. During the campaign, we decided to deepen our engagement, and proposed a training session for their staff on gender and gender based violence. They readily agreed, and we were supposed to go over to their premises on the 5th of December - but the programme had to be rescheduled, and was finally conducted on the 29th of December.
From exploring the difference between gender and sex, and busting some myths about gender based violence, the training tried to familiarise the participants with some important issues and get them to introspect on their personal stands.
The participants were mainly women this time around, but we do hope to reach out to all their staff over a period of time.