Since Video Volunteers creation a decade ago, we have noticed very visible discourses on apparent issues such as violence, sexual rights, etc but very few discourses examine that examine the root cause of these issues, ie everyday gender discrimination and inequality that we face consciously and subconsciously in our everyday lives. These discriminations are present right in front of our eyes, sometimes as blatantly and sometimes in the guise of protection, love and tradition.  


Challenging Everyday Patriarchy - On Ground and Online


And that is why Video Volunteers has started an exciting project Dismantle Patriarchy. Under this project, we are going to target these unsaid gender discrimination by making them the point of discussion. VV has trained 63 Gender Correspondents across rural districts of 16 Indian states, to spot and make videos on the everyday instances of patriarchy and gender discrimination. These videos serve as discussion material to introspect our understanding of gender - in both urban and rural spaces and create an impactful conversation and visible change in the population's understanding. In the course of the year, through videos our Gender Correspondents will examine various areas of gender - work, education, a woman's role in cultures and traditions, legal rights, etc

Four Stories that examine Gendered work roles in different light - Spread the word

Our Gender Correspondents bring you videos from different parts of the country that tell us stories on different ends of the spectrum about gendered work - from discrimination to empowerment. We would be glad if you shared these stories on your website, social media and amongst friends. 

Video #1 - Playtime for Boys and Housework for Girls: Training in Gender Roles Begins Early (Hyperlink to the video)

An 8-year old boy and his 11-year old older sister are interviewed in Uttar Pradesh about their daily activities the gender disparities in division of household chores come to the fore. The story powerfully demonstrates how difficult it is for girls to aspire to the same educational attainments as boys, to this day.

We have noticed that while there are very visible discourses on apparent issues such as violence, sexual rights, etc, very few discourses examine the root cause of these issues, ie everyday gender discrimination and inequality that we face consciously and subconsciously in our everyday lives. 

Challenging Everyday Patriarchy - On Ground and Online

Under this exciting project, we are going to target these unsaid gender discrimination by making them the point of discussion. VV has trained 63 Gender Correspondents across 16 Indian states to spot and make videos on the everyday instances of patriarchy and gender discrimination. These videos serve as discussion material to introspect our understanding of gender - in both urban and rural spaces and create an impactful conversation and visible change in the population's understanding. 
In the course of the year, through videos our Gender Correspondents will examine various areas of gender - work, education, a woman's role in cultures and traditions, legal rights, etc

Four Stories that examine Gendered work roles in different light - Spread the word

Our Gender Correspondents bring you videos from different parts of the country that tell us stories on different ends of the spectrum about gendered work - from discrimination to empowerment. We would be glad if you shared these stories on your website, social media and amongst friends. 

Video #1 - Playtime for Boys and Housework for Girls: Training in Gender Roles Begins Early (Hyperlink to the video)

An 8-year old boy and his 11-year old older sister are interviewed in Uttar Pradesh about their daily activities the gender disparities in the division of household chores come to the fore. The story powerfully demonstrates how difficult it is for girls to aspire to the same educational attainments as boys, to this day.

Video #2 - The Boy who Cooks and Cleans – Housework is not Gender Specific (Hyperlink to the video)
When sixteen-year-old Rohit from Chhattisgarh started helping his mother and sister with household chores, people used to make fun of him. But this plucky young boy says ‘I give appropriate responses to them so they don’t say anything anymore’.
 

Video #3 - Different Beats: Being a Female Tabla Player (Hyperlink to the video)

Mithu Tikadar is a musician, considered unusual in her choice of instrument: the tabla. Traditionally seen as the domain of male practitioners, Mithu constantly encounters discrimination in her field. The worst was when her aunt told a young Mithu that she was a disgrace to all women. While she continues to face gender discrimination, Mithu is progressing in life - one step at a time.

Video #4 - Pink is the colour of resilience (Hyperlink to the video)

Scepticism about women’s ability to drive was no deterrent to Shanti Lakra, one of the 35 women in Ranchi to take up auto rickshaw driving as a living. Watch how she negotiates the roads, life and dreams of putting her two daughters through school as a single mother.