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Thursday, March 06, 2008

SIF Presentation at the 15th Annual Conference of Psychologists, Mumbai
We successfully presented our views on the "Ineffective and Misuse-prone laws concerning family"(though the offical title was 'Women and Wellbeing') to an almost all-woman audience. Ms.Meena Mutha, Head of Manav Foundation(dealing with mentally handicapped people), a Psychologist and SIF member presented this on 5th March 2008.

The Venue itself was the all Woman SNDT University, the attending Psychologists were all ladies expect 2-3 'eclipsed' males, along with the students(Dept of Psychology) of SNDT(total strength of around 40 people).

We had around 30 minutes in which Ms.Meena Presented the 16 Slides, and we(Jinesh and me) fielded the usual resistance-full questions. AT the end I think it sunk in, though time was short, it definitely left an impression on the audience.

They knew, by the end, that the Genuine use is not 'happening' and the shield is being used as a 'Weapon' and that the 'Watchdog' has turned the 'Bloodhound' .

We are almost sure that these student atleast will take up further research on this topic which we lit 'fire' upon, if thats done our efforts will pay-off in multiples. If the practising Psychologists keeps the message with them we can hope to have some 'word of the mouth' and hopefully some research, let small drops make oceans, what else can we hope for.

The presentation was required to be on the Theme 'Women and Wellness', to be presented with respect to four aspects as below:

a)a) Relevance of the institution of marriage in today's times.

b) Women Entrepreneur

c) Women and mental and Physical Health with social Reference to violence and Abuse.

d) Women and Law.

View the presentation at:

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