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Dr. Flavia Agnes to Speak on “Women’s Rights and Legal Advocacy in India” – Event November 10

November 3, 2009

The Gender and International Policy Research Circle and Transnational Applied Research in Gender Equity Training (TARGET) presents,  “Women’s Rights and Legal Advocacy in India,” a talk by Dr. Flavia Agnes, attorney at the Bombay High Court. The event will be held Tuesday, November 10 from 2-3:30 p.m. at 336 Ingraham Hall.

Dr. Flavia Agnes is a lawyer at the Bombay High Court and founder of Majlis, a legal and cultural resource centre in Mumbai, India. She is a relentless advocate of gender equality through the law and a staunch critic of the Uniform Civil Code. Flavia appeared before the Sri Krishna Commission enquiry into the 1992 riots in the Indian cities of Mumbai and Berhampada. She has written and published extensively, including in the journals, Subaltern Studies, Economic and Political Weekly and Manushi, on the themes of minorities and the law, feminist jurisprudence, gender and law, and law in the context of women’s movements. She is author of the book, Law and Gender Inequality: the Politics of Women’s Rights in India, published by the Oxford University Press (1999).

Event Co-Sponsors: The Gender and International Policy Research Circle, the Transnational Applied Research in Gender Equity Training, Global Legal Studies, the Center for South Asia, and the Center for Research on Gender and Women

The Gender and International Policy Research Circle is a collaborative research circle and component of TARGET.

Sponsored by the Division of International Studies, the International Institute, and Global Studies, research circles bring together faculty, graduate students, and staff from across campus to address issues with international relevance.

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