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SASNET/UPF seminar on Gang Rapes in India

September 11, 2013 - 19:00-21:00

A joint SASNET/UPF (Association of Foreign Affairs at Lund University) seminar on ”Gang Rapes in India” will be held in Lund on Wednesday 11 September 2013. Malin Mendel Westberg, Swedish public service television (SVT) correspondent in India will share her experiences from reporting on the violent December 2012 Delhi gang rape case, the recent Mumbai gang rape case involving a photo journalist, as well as other cases concerning the safety or lack of safety for women in India. 

The shocking gang rape incidents have generated widespread national and international coverage and has been condemned by various women’s groups, both in India and abroad. Subsequently, public protests against the Government of India for not providing adequate security for women has taken place in New Delhi and other major cities throughout the country. Members of the Indian parliament have also demanded severe punishment for the perpetrators, and in view of the widespread protests, several steps to ensure women’s safety have been announced.

Malin Mendel Westberg has been working for SVT as a reporter and video photographer since 2005. During the years she has covered lots of issues concerning women in India for the programme Korrespondenterna as well as for the news programmes Rapport and Aktuellt. She has recently released a book about India and Bombay (”Bombay Takeaway. Indien genom maten”) where the situation for Indian women is highlighted in two of the chapters.

Please note the seminar language will be Swedish.

Venue: Café Athen, Akademiska Föreningen (AF), Sandgatan 2, Lund. 

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SASNET/UPF seminar on Gang Rapes in India


September 11, 2013