Call for Applications: Buland Iraade, Workshop on Positive Power [April 19-22, Himachal]: Registration Open


19th – 22nd April, 2016


Sambhaavnaa Campus, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh


Develop conceptual understanding of power, gender & sexuality.

Examine these concepts in the context of our constitutional rights as citizens of India.

Move from the paradigm of dominance to collaborative working.

Look at one’s own role in the process of social transformation.

Main issues we will cover:

What is gender? How does it relate to me and the world around me?

What is gender-based violence? How does this violence affect us?

Is power always negative? Can it be used positively?

What do these concepts have to do with our constitutional rights?

How do we understand the all-pervasive structures of oppression we see around us?

Can we re-imagine new collaborative systems?


The facilitators will use participatory tools like games, exercises, individual reflection, interactive discussions, theatre, joyous singing and other creative ways of self-expression.

They believe that while these methods may not change the world, they definitely make it a better place to be in!


Dhiviya and Nandini Rao are a part of the women’s movements in India.

They are feminist activists and gender trainers who have been working on issues of women’s rights for more than two decades.

Dhiviya trains women on Wenlido and empowerment. She uses Compassionate Communication as a tool to help people deal with conflict.

Nandini trains and writes on issues like gender & disability, sexuality, women’s leadership and women’s empowerment. She works with many communities, but particularly enjoys her work in rural areas.


Open to anyone who has a curious mind and wants to know more.

We welcome people of all genders above 16 years of age.

Program fees

Rs. 4000 for 4 days, inclusive of boarding, lodging, and all the materials used in the workshop.

There are few need-based scholarships available.


Hindi and English

Application Procedure

Click HERE to apply.


Phone: +91-889 422 7954, Email: [email protected]

For further details, click HERE.

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