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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Violence Against Women: The Delhi Gang Rape Case

Rajashree Ghosh is a Resident Scholar at the Womens' Studies Research Center at Brandeis University. She has a Masters and an M.Phil degree in Sociology from Delhi University. Before assuming this position, Rajashree worked with the United Nations, bilateral aid agencies and liaised with government and non profits. As an accomplished social development professional she is particularly interested in programs that include women as not just beneficiaries but producers of development. As Resident Scholar at the Women's Studies Research Center at Brandeis, her in-depth knowledge of India provides contextual understanding of women and their participation in development. The specific aim of her project at WSRC is to explore Delhi, the capital of India as a cultural space with its gender inequities that plague its urban landscape and provide “an opportunity for urban justice.” Her focus is on the role of women in urban governance - especially in vulnerable communities. Along with partner organizations she works extensively on finding practical solutions to problems associated with urban renewal programs in India. To that end she strives to develop strategic partnerships with civil society organizations in the US and abroad that address basic needs of women as equal citizens of the urban habitat.

  • Location:
    Hauser Conference Room (Belfer Building, ground floor, room B-L-4)
  • Date:
    Wednesday, December 4, 2013
  • Time:
    4:15 PM

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