CREATING INCLUSIVE CITIES / SAFE SPACES

With the belief that the personal is political, Parcham engages with issues of exclusion of women from public spaces by claiming these spaces, visibilizing our presence whilst engaging with the government towards creating inclusive cities. We choose to practice in open grounds so as to create a new normal of young girls in public space. We used our experience of difficulties in finding a safe space to practice football to successfully lobby with the elected representative and bureaucrats to allocate land for a sports ground for young girls. We aim to contribute to the discussion on planning of cities to make them just, inclusive and equitable.