"Claim Your City" walk starts from Statesman Building & move towards Jantar mantar via Tolstoy Marg > 7pm onwards on 10th December 2011

Time : 7:00 pm0

Entry : Free

RSVP Shivani Bhardwaj at 9810536717 or Shreya Talukdar at 07389902810 / 9999791224
Sathi all for partnerships
E09 Anand Lok Mayur Vihar Phase I
New Delhi 1100091
Email : shreya.t92@gmail.com  
Website :www.sathiallforpartnerships.org

Meeting Place : Statesman Building, New Delhi
Venue Info :  Next to Barakhamba Metro Station(Blue Line)

Event Details : You are invited to participate and speak at the 'Claim Your City ' walk on International Human Rights day. The walk will begin at 7:00pm in front of Statesman Building and move towards Jantar mantar via Tolstoy Marg. At Jantar Mantar there will be a sit in that people can speak or give cultural expression to their concern.
On December 10th, 2011, International Human Rights day a group of Community members, students and any other interested individual who wants to join, will gather in front of Statesman house at Brakhamba Road end point, to march in as symbolic effort to ‘claim the city by night’. The expected participants are mobilized by youth groups like Manzil, Pravah, Youth Collective, and workers and excluded peoples networks like, Nirmana, Nacdor, Rashtriya Dalit Mahila Andolan, Muslim Women's organization, Sathi all for Partnerships, National Alliance for Labor Rights, Habitat International Coalition, along with academics, students and civil society groups. This is an opportunity for all of us to resolve to work towards our empowerment and to
conserve the natural resource of the city for climate change adaptation. While doing this we need to respect the right of all to essential services, infrastructure, for a woman’s right to access the resources her city has to offer through government schemes, for workers to ask for migration and placement centres and youth to plan spaces for their learning and fun.
This walk was initiated last year on 10th Dec, 2010 and had a tremendous media and people’s response. The participants at the walk last year had decided to organise the “claim the city by night walk” as an annual event and promised to work the year through on their vision of developing their local neighbourhood to claiming their city through elected leadership as their own. The students of Barcelona and Jamia school of architecture developed a urban plan gender plan for Okhla area. Their Dean and faculty as well as the National Women Empowerment Mission, Government of India have appreciated their work.
Mahila Dakshata Samiti, Savera, Muslim Women Forum, Women Farmers, Tribal Domestic workers and Rashtriya Dalit Mahila Andolan have agreed on demanding for women resource zone in local area planning. Community Youth Collective and other groups has worked on gender and violence the whole year through. SAFP, Aman trust and NACDOR have researched on women and resource gap where as National Allaince for Labor Rights, Prahari and Nirmana have recorded what workers in the city want as their space. The Consult for Women and Land Rights has provided input to district plans, city development plans as well as National Planning process in India and internationally to promote inclusive planning. This is a further step in
the initiative taken to empower youth and women not only across Delhi or the whole of India but also across the world.
The collective organizing this ‘Claim your city by night’ will be making the following demands from local authorities and Parliament, and will aim to raise awareness amongst the population on:
- The right to the city as having space to participate and grow
- The right to take risks to move freely in the city
- The right to propose and win projects to conserve resources for sustainable development.
This event began as a learning of other ‘Take back the night’ events that were organised cross the world, such as Bangalore, Sidney, London, San Francisco and Vancouver. This initiative was organised in Delhi by groups who feel strongly about gender equality as well as access to public space. This generation has the potential to change the current situation and attitudes of which women bear the brunt in Delhi. This event is meant to give people a platform to express their vision and demands to authorities and question the generation and gender gap in ownership and access to resources.

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