India’s anti-rape movement – experiences,
reflections and strategies for the future

  • What does the anti-rape movement which arose from the protests of December 2012 mean for  struggles against sexual and gender violence across India?
  • What are the implications of the rise of Narendra Modi and the activities of the Hindu Right for violence against women in India?
  • How does the UK’s  current relationship with  India affect gender violence?
  • What are the possibilities of international  solidarity against gender violence?


Open meeting and discussion with

Kavita Krishnan

(Secretary of the All-India
Progressive Women’s Association)

Thursday 3 Oct October, 7.00pm

Room DLT, Ground Floor

SOAS, University of London

Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

Kavita Krishnan is a feminist and revolutionary left activist who has been centrally involved in the anti-rape movement in India which began in December 2012. She is the Secretary of the All-India Progressive Women’s Association (AIPWA) which is active among women workers, agricultural labourers, and other sections of poor labouring women in rural and urban India and has a record of resisting  feudal violence and state repression against women. Kavita is also editor of Liberation, the monthly publication of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist).

Freedom Without Fear Platform and South Asia Solidarity Group

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