‘The first Patana Sadass (discussion session) was held on 17th June on ‘Status of women in Kerala’. Dr. KS Jayasree, Coordinator, Streechetana, presented the paper on the topic. The paper focused on the major issues before the women society of Kerala, in spite of the relatively developed status. The paper dealt on the issues of the declining sex ratio, reports of female feticides, low work participation, poor representation of women in elected bodies, and increasing gender based violence. The session was presided over by Smt. Remani Bai, a social activist.