Talk about violence against women in India by Dr Manali Desai

Thursday 13th February 2014, 7.45pm

In light of the much publicized rape of a young woman in Delhi during December 2012 and the aftermath of protests, this talk will address the systemic problem of sexual violence in India. The discussion will focus on the ways in which rape and other forms of sexual violence and harrassment are emerging as central issues in the public sphere, as well as the silences and exclusions that accompany these discussions. In addition, the talk will focus on how the call for the death penalty represents one of the many ways in which actors are seeking to define how rape is problematized and punished. 

Dr Manali Desai is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Cambridge. She has written extensively about social movements, welfare, development, ethnic violence and gender in India.
 
After the talk there will be an AI campaigns meeting. Discussions will be held about actions for the several campaigns that the Cambridge City Group is involved in and there will be letters for signing.

Contact: Liesbeth ten Ham, liesbet7200@googlemail.com

Venue: Jesus Lane Friends' meeting House, CB5 8BA

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