3: Lines of Power Community Drawings

Empowerment Drawings: India

Also Jamghoria Sevabrata

Anandi Gujarat

A women’s empowerment organisation working with women in tribal, muslim and scheduled caste communities.

The drawing process enabled much freer discussion of sensitive issues like gender-based violence.


Hand In Hand,  Chennai

A micro-finance programme that had not focused on women’s empowerment. Here the drawings highlighted a complete clash between men’s views of a ‘happy woman’ as cooking at home in a nice kitchen, and women’s views of empowerment as having their own income, freedom and knowledge.