Prathidhwani Women’s Forum – Kochi is the womens wing of Prathidhwani and is a collective of all women employees in Kochi. Women force form a major part of the Kochi IT community. Issues,conflicts and concerns faced by the Women in IT community is different owing to the unusual work timings .This in turn leads to the primary concern of safety and security of women both inside and outside the offices.
Prathidhwani Women Forum was formed in Technopark on 2016 when Rasila Raju, an IT employee was murdered at office which is often assumed to be the safest place owing to the multiple security measures that Companies take. Huge number of women employees joined to conduct rally and raise the issues of women security under this forum. About 200 employees participated in the march holding placards stating ‘Safety is primary’. Also as a part of the same, Prathidhwani Women forum collected suggestions from the employees and presented the representation to honourable Chief Minister Sri. Pinarayi Vijayan and DGP Sri. Lokanath Behra. Currently, Women forum-Kochi has over 100 women employees as members in the official WhatsApp group of Kochi.
Prathidhwani Women forum now exists as a voice and platform to all women IT employees to voice their concerns faced both at offices and outside premises.
As a collective, our aim is to foster an environment where women can work without fear and also to develop a culture where women should be able to work efficiently,independendly and safely at their workplace.
(Convenor – Prathidhwani Woman Forum Kochi )
(Joint Convenor – Prathidhwani Technical Forum)