International Women's Day celebrations at IIT Delhi

Initiative on Gender Equity and Sensitisation (IGES), IIT Delhi organised various events in the run up to the International Women's Day on March 8th, 2020.

On 4th March, a talk session was organised in which Ms. Uttara Babbar, Supreme Court Lawyer presented her views on the topic ‘Gender Justice at Workplace’.

IGES also organised a panel discussion on the topic ‘Barriers to Diversity in STEM’ in which by IIT Delhi students and faculty participated.

On this occasion, renowned theatre artist Ms Maya Krishnarao performed her famous piece ‘WALK’. This show was created as a response to the horrific Nirbhaya gang rape case in 2012. She has given more than fifty performances of ‘Walk’ across various schools, colleges, offices, theatres, and on the street. Since its creation, the content of Walk has changed in response to fresh events and audience it has been performed for.

Ms Maya Krishnarao is a theatre artist known for her solo performances that have a distinctive form and style.

IGES, IIT Delhi aims to create a safe and violence-free educational atmosphere for all, irrespective of diversities in identities of gender, sex, caste, class, ethnicity, language, race, disability and sexual orientation. IGES also advocates a zero tolerance policy against sexual harassment.

5th March 2020