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Calling Time On Gender-Based Violence

14 November, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This panel discussion will explore the roots of gender-based violence across the world, including investigations into sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeepers; identity, sexuality and caste in Indian and UK South-Asian communities; domestic violence across Europe; and transphobic responses to the 2009 play The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven in Brazil and the UK.

Speaking at this event will be Jo Clifford, the first openly trans playwright to have a play running in London’s West End; Nicola Dahrendorf (Birkbeck, University of London) who researches gender-based violence in conflict and post-conflict zones; Dr Umesh Kumar (Banaras Hindu University) who researches popular Hindi and English literary works from India centred on ‘honour killing’, and Dr Nancy Lombard (Glasgow Caledonian University) who has been a volunteer, researcher and activist within the violence against women movement for 20 years. This discussion will be chaired by Dr Rebekah Lee (Goldsmiths, University of London) who recently wrote a generational history of African women in apartheid Cape Town.

The panel will be followed by a drinks reception.

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The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities

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14 November, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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This event examines the spread of gender-based violence – from so-called ‘honour killings’ in India and transphobia in Brazil to domestic abuse in Scotland. An international panel investigates the sources of this threat, and considers responses from communities and NGOs.
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