Abhivyakti is the women's wing of Lokayat. Even in the twenty-first century, the position of women in society remains secondary. Women are still confined to age old gender roles. Under the onslaught of globalisation, the exploitation of women has taken new forms, many of them worse than the old forms.
That is why the need for an independent women's wing is felt. We understand that the roots of women's enslavement are social and have to be fought at a social level. Abhvyakti is the platform which we use to spread awareness and organise people to fight against the social causes of the problems faced by women today.
We do this work via programmes in colleges, documentary shows, street campaigns and street plays like Mulgi Zali Ho (of which we have done more than 150 shows) and Ek Nayi Shuruat. Similarly we mobilise the youth to protest against the crimes against women.
We believe that art and culture, are the most effective media to reach people. However, it is seen that today, art, music, culture is being used only as a commodity by the corporate media, to make profits. Therefore we must use these forms, not for profit, but to serve the cause of society, by spreading awareness and awakening.
Lokayat's cultural wing uses forms like songs and street plays to spread awareness about the issues that we work on, among the common people.