Towards Feminist Futures
Jasmeen Patheja’s project Towards Feminist Futures is working towards building new solidarities to shift patriarchy, initiate healing and empathy. Jasmeen Patheja has been working with members of the public and communities to end violence against women and girls since 2003. Over the years she has designed and facilitated a wide range of projects to confront narratives of fear, warnings and internalised victim blame. Her practice rests on building, documenting and archiving testimonials of sexual violence. Jasmeen’s ongoing project I Never Ask For It is building an archive of ten thousand testimonials of sexual violence to end victim blame. Through the support from Khoj, she aims to contribute to a part of this archive by building new engagements in the peri-urban context and also build local and community specific methodologies and approaches to do so. Patheja facilitates and intervenes, to build testimonials of sexual violence, confront fear narratives, arrest victim blame, initiate healing, listening and empathy.