In this edition of our call-in show, Hello Washington, listeners asked questions on “Feminism & the Role of the NGOs in the Empowerment of Women.” Our panelists were Ketaki Kushari Dyson, Ishita Mukhopadhyay and Salma Ali.
Writer Ketaki Kushari Dyson writes in both Bangla and English and in several genres. She has been a writer of the Indian diaspora since the sixties. Her newest novel is Jol Phunre Aagun. She has received Suresh Sarkar Memorial Ananda Prize and also Prafulla Sarkar Memorial Ananda Prize. Ms. Dyson lives in Oxford, UK.
Dr. Ishita Mukhopadhyay is the director of Women’s Studies Research Centre at
Calcutta University (WSRC). WSRC is dedicated to the cause of gender sensitization programs as well as serious academic research. Dr. Mukhopadhyay is a professor of Mathematical Economics, Development Economics and Gender Studies at Calcutta University.
Salma Ali is an advocate in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. She is also the Executive Director of Bangladesh National Women Lawyers Association. Ms. Ali works for human rights, gender equity, prison reform and other issues of importance to women. She sits on the board of two women's self-help organizations. She has established a number of drop-in legal aid centers where she and other volunteer lawyers educate women on their rights and help them pursue cases of dowry demands, personal abuse, and other matters.
Dilara Hashem hosted this call-in-show.