[act-ma] Dec 5 (WED) 7PM MIT 4-237 - Caste, Class and Sexual Violence in India

Umang Kumar umkumar at gmail.com
Tue Dec 4 05:43:15 PST 2012


Boston South Asia Center presents
The First Dr. Omar Khalidi Memorial Human Rights Series:

Caste, Class and Sexual Violence in India
Panel discussion on on the Rapes of Dalit women in Haryana

Rama Srinivasan
Brown University

Padma Balasubramanian
Brigham and Women's Hospital*

Kritika Chandrasekhar
South Asia Center

When: 7PM  Wed December 5 2012
Where: MIT Room 4-237
77 Mass Ave Cambridge MA
[http://whereis.mit.edu/?go=4]

Rape has been used as a way of punishment/revenge on Dalit women for a long
time but the recent incidents of the heinous crime in the state of Haryana
(India), with close to 19 rapes reported in the month of September alone,
makes it imperative to seek answers and actions. This panel intends to look
for answers behind this increased victimization of women, especially Dalit
women, in Haryana and will endeavor to formulate some practical responses.

Some news links:
1.
http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/16/as-india-responds-to-latest-rapes-the-unanswered-question-is-why/
2.
http://www.indianexpress.com/news/in-haryana-more-and-more-rapes-every-year-few-convictions-for-crimes-against-dalits/1013752

* For ID purposes only

-- 
"The woods are lovely, dark and deep"
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