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Dialogue with BOYS – 14th Edition

Venue: Shanti Ashram Via Online Platform
Date: 21st October 2020

Dialogue with BOYS

We cordially invite you to the first of its kind event to mark International Women’s Day.
Over 1591 adolescent boys representing gen-next will join us in this dialogue and share their opinion on Shaping of societal values I Burden of socialization| Gender parity| Violence against girls |How they visualize their collective role in
Pressing for Progress|

The International Women’s Day 2018 campaign is: Press for Progress.
With the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings telling us that gender parity is over 200 years away – there has never been a more important time to keep motivated and Press for Progress. And with global activism for women’s equality fuelled by movements like Me Too, Times Up and more – there is a strong global momentum striving for gender parity.

And while we know that gender parity won’t happen overnight, the good news is that across the world women are making positive gains day by day. Plus, there’s indeed for a very strong and growing global movement of advocacy, activism and support. So we can’t be complacent. Now, more than ever, there’s a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity.

A strong call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive. International Women’s Day is not country, group or organization specific. The day belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. So collectively, let’s all Press for Progress.

The ICPH & Shanti Ashram have together successfully organized 13 editions of this unique ‘Dialogue with Boys’. Nearly 1600 boys have participated in this dialogue which allows for reflections, science informed presentations , dialogue and momentum for action.

More details: Boys-21_10-Dr.Jayashree.pdf

More details:Understanding-the-Adoloscent-Brain-by-Dr.K.Porpavai-at-World-Mental-Health-Day-Observance-ICPH-April-2017.pdf


Time Events
03:00pm Welcome and Context setting: Why is ‘Dialogue with boys’ essential for shaping a violence free society?
Dr.Subhadra Iyengar, Coordinator, Public Health Desk, ICPH
03:10pm ‘Dialogue with boys’
Moderator: Volunteer of Shanti Ashram
Members: Adolescent Boys from Shanti Ashram’s service villages & Partner Schools
03:40pm Understand the Science that influences Adolescent Behaviour
Dr.Jayashree Ashwath, Senior Paediatrician, Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP)
Dr.Kezevino Aram, President, Shanti Ashram
04:10pm Q&A by
Mr.Vijayaragavan, Head, Youth Leadership Programme
04:30pm Reflection and Conclusion by
Ms.Deepalakshmi, Head, Bala Shanti Programme