Mass Crimes and Justice: A Gendered Perspective

Women’s Research and Action Group and Forum Against Oppression of Women are organising a seminar  on 12th January, 2013, from 2 pm to 5: 30 pm to view the theme of mass crimes and impunity against the backdrop of communal violence in India

The aim of the seminar is to examine the unique forms of victimization to which women are subject during the commission of mass atrocities, and to examine the various roles played by them during and in response to the outbreak of such violence. Speakers will be engaging with instances of violence in Kandhamal (2007-2008), Mumbai (1992-1993) and New Delhi (1984) through the lens of gender. In particular, this seminar is part of a month-long program focussing on the communal violence in 1992-1993 which destroyed the secular fabric of the city, which seeks to remind us of what happened twenty years ago and examine the implications it has had on our present and the way it has paved for our future.

The seminar will be at Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Bhavan, Mahapalika Sangh, Azad Maidan, Fort, Mumbai on 12th January, 2013 and is open to the public.

More details will be published closer to the date.

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