Woman Scream 2024 | India

Progressive Literary & Cultural Society in collaboration with Woman Scream (Grito de Mujer ) and The Women Poets International Movement (Mujeres Poetas Internacional MPI,Inc.) organized the successful “Woman Scream International Festival 2024” on 2nd March at Hotel Ravisha Continental, Prayagraj. The programme was inaugurated by Convenor Dr. Shamenaz (PLCS Founder and President), who introduced the programme discussing in details about PLCS and Woman Scream and welcomed all the guests. She then invited the Chief guest Professor Sumita Parmar (Allahabad) along with other esteemed guests Professor Jaya Kapoor (Allahabad University), Professor Santosh Bhadauria (Allahabad University) to release the Hindi poetry collection, “Kalpanaon ka Manthan” of Dr. Neerja Sachdev (Retired Associate Professor, S.S. Khanna).

Poetess Neerja Sachdev read some poems from her poetry collection.

Professor Sumita Parmar in her speech said that, "A teacher feels happy when his students move ahead in life." Referring to the primitive women's poetry collection, “Theri Gatha”, she extended her best wishes to Dr. Neerja. She also drew attention towards the problems faced by women's creativity. Expressing her best wishes, Prof. Jaya Kapoor expressed her views on expanding the creative process and the support which women are giving to each other in their creative process.

Some poets recited their verses, prominent among them were Dr. Vijay Kumar Roy (Allahabad University), Dr. Alka Prakash (Dr. Rajendra Prasad Rajju Bhaiyya University), Dr. Kalpana Mishra and Tahira Parveen (S.S. Khanna Girls Degree College), Tabassum (Teacher, Mirzapur)

Dr. Neerja Sachdev proposed a vote of thanks and the event was moderated by Dr. Shamenaz. Various personalities of the city were present in the program, Dr. Ranjana Tripathi (Principal Rajarshi Tandon Mahila Mahavidyalaya), theatre artist Praveen Shekhar, Dr. Indu Goyal, Dr. Alpana Aggarwal, Amita Mehrotra and others.

The Woman Scream Festival has managed to bring together more than 70 countries over the years, holding nearly two thousand events, spreading a message of hope and solidarity throughout the world. Centered around a different theme each year, and as part of the UN Women's Generation Equality initiatives, the Woman Scream Festival aims to raise awareness about the different forms of violence faced by women, along with the mission of uniting all arts and expressions to achieve a powerful impact from a comprehensive activism platform.