14 October, 2016 | 10 am-1 pm | Hall no. 7
The BRICS countries have extremely diverse populations, with rich civilizational histories. Yet over the past two decades many of these countries have witnessed a sharp rise in polarisation along the lines of caste, religion, class, gender, and ethnicity. Exclusionary growth has intensified inequalities, and there is widespread dissatisfaction related to access to education and decent jobs amongst their large, aspirational youth populations. There is also a discernible trend of rise of militarisation and of regressive, patriarchal forces.
This 3 hour workshop will see social movement leaders, activists, and student leadersshare their experiences and struggles, with the intention of extending solidarity and commitment towards social, economic, and political equality in all the BRICS countries. It also aims to reflect on alternative paradigms of development which focus on social justice and articulate a vision for the BRICS grouping based on the imaginations and aspirations of people’s movements.
South Solidarity Initiative (SSI), Centre for Peace Studies, and Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA)
For more information write to: Divita Shandilya, firstname.lastname@example.org (SSI)