As we enter 2020 in the midst of nationwide mobilisations, the need to spark conversations and discussions on discriminatory systems is sharper than ever.

For the last year and a half, the Stepping Stones: Engaging with Youth in South Asia on Sexual Violence and Impunity and Body of Evidence projects, supported by IDRC and Goethe Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, collaborated with various youth and theatre groups, activists and artists to open up spaces for discussions on sexual violence and impunity.

These projects have resulted in engagements with queer, trans, Dalit and other marginalized groups across India and Nepal (in partnership with Panos South Asia). Performance as Resistance is a culmination of this work — performances, poetry, documentaries and artwork that question state, legal, medical and social impunity — and the showcase hopes to engage different groups and audiences to contribute to our collective understanding of justice. 

Performance as Resistance: Countering sexual violence and impunity through art, poetry, and theatre will be held over the weekend of 11 and 12 January, 2020 at Goethe Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan.  A detailed schedule of both days is linked below.

Performance as Resistance schedule

We look forward to engaging with you on difficult questions in these difficult times.