PANEL next week! One Billion Rising: From Delhi to Steubenville

One Billion Rising – From Delhi to Steubenville: Global Perspectives on Gender Based Violence
The panel is being held in anticipation of NYU Grad Women’s production of the Vagina Monologues and this year’s V-Day Spotlight Campaign, One Billion Rising. There have been several recent horrific incidents of gang rape, abroad and at home. This panel will discuss these recent events in both the US and India, as well as the overarching culture of rape that stretches across country boundaries and encompasses both stranger rape and intimate partner violence. We will explore what, if any, legal protections exist, and the various legal or cultural actions available to victims. We will hear from panelists who have worked with victims of rape and domestic violence in the US, India, and elsewhere, and learn what cultural and legal barriers prevent victims of rape and domestic violence from seeking restitution. And, most importantly, we will learn what positive steps forward we can initiate to protect victims and prevent future violence against women, globally.

Panelists will include advocates from Sanctuary for Families, Partners for Women and Justice, Wishwas, Women’s Refugee Commission, and the Sex Crimes Bureau of the Richmond County District Attorney’s Office.

Refreshments will be served!

 
February 6th, 2013, 6:30pm – Vanderbuilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South, Rm 210

Please RSVP to arm554@nyu.edu. All are welcome.

Thanks!
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