- Capacity Building
- Workshop/Seminars in colleges:
Nazariya has conducted many trainings during this one year. One of the core constituencies of Nazariya’s trainings has been college students. Since it’s inception in October, 2014, Nazariya has conducted 9 seminars and workshops with around 500 students and teachers on Gender, Sexuality, and Sexual Harassment in colleges and Universities in Delhi.
- As resource persons with organisations
Nazariya has conducted several trainings and sessions on gender and sexuality with organisations working on violence, health, livelihood, education etc.
2. CASE WORK AND HELPLINE:
Nazariya launched its helpline on 24th November, 2015. The helpline runs from Monday to Friday from 11 am to 6 pm. The helpline number is 7291012585
3. RESOURCE CENTRE/ARCHIVING
Our Lives Our Tales:
The histories of our movement are vastly underrepresented and unrecorded. As generations of feminists and queer activists pass along, legacies are disjunctured and weakened. One of our objectives as Nazariya is also to preserve and record material from the past that create a history and legacy. A queer legacy will strengthen our movement and validate the existence of queer realities.
Through our talk series, Our Lives Our Tales (OLOT), given by people who have lived queer lives and fought battles for the queer movement we want to preserve oral histories that might otherwise be lost with them. The talks will be publicised within the community, including organisations and individuals working in other human rights movements. They will be conducted as informal talk sessions where one or two speakers share tales of the past with the group – perhaps focusing on a certain issue (how the Delhi Queer Pride Committee was formed), a certain point in history (such as what the queer/feminist movement did about the ban of the movie Fire, and the implications it had), or even just stories of their own lives (how the lesbian party scene was in Delhi in the ’90s or early ’00s).
4. Community Project:
Since August, 2015, Nazariya has been working with working class LBT people in Delhi. This work so far has helped Nazariya understand the lived realities of working class LBT* people and create linkages between class and queer issues. We started working with some of their personnel to build an understanding on gender and sexuality. Some of the issues that have come up in the last few months revolve around the:
• Perception of the medical community towards trans* people
• How to make parents, friends and family understand their identity and orientation.
As a part of this work, we have a membership base of 12 LBT* people.