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Sociology Program and Human Rights Project present

What the Delhi Gang Rape Means to Us

Violence Against Women as an International Issue

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

[What the Delhi Gang Rape Means to Us]
A recent gang rape of a young woman traveling in a bus in New Delhi has garnered media attention worldwide for the sheer brutality of the attack. But is the treatment of women in India really so different from the violence women around the world face, including in the United States? Even a cursory reading of the ongoing gang-rape trial  in Steubenville, Ohio would strongly suggest otherwise. The discussion will be based on how violence against women as an issue is framed and its many implications. 

This talk will address violence against women as a global human rights issue through a panel of Bard professors and academics with extensive knowledge in gender studies and particularly gender rights. Panelists will include professors Allison McKim, Ann Seaton, Maria Cecire, and NYU's Poulami Roychowdhury, whose research examines responses to violence against women in India, and whose  op-ed piece on the New Delhi rape case, titled Stop Demonizing Indian Culture, has been widely circulated and read. 

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Olin, Room 102