Muslim Women and Gender Based Violence

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Wednesday 24 April

6pm for 6.30pm

Room 9, West Downs Quarter, University of Winchester, Romsey Road, Hampshire SO22 5HT

Dr Geetanjali Gangoli, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Gender and Violence Research, School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol.

How and why has this form of violence become so pervasive and what factors contribute to violence against women? In an attempt to answer this question, The Institute for Theological Partnerships (ITP) would like to focus more intently on the role of religion. The major religious traditions are all theological systems which many people believe have been instrumental in the process of gender control, to the detriment of women. ITP would like to open up a conversation about the role of religion in gender violence with the aim of raising awareness but in also providing some hope for a future free from violence against women. Our distinguished speakers will be speaking about topics related to religion and violence and are designed to be thought-provoking and reflect the exciting work of the Institute for Theological Partnerships.

Dr Geetanjali Gangoli has worked on violence against women and feminist movements in India with a special emphasis on legal activism. She has also researched on issues around sex work, trafficking and social policy in South Asia. Geetanjali has taught at the University of Delhi (1995-7); been a visiting research fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (1999-2000) and worked as a Research Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Violence and Abuse, University of Sunderland. She works on different aspects of violence against women including domestic violence and forced marriage in the UK among South Asian communities. She has also undertaken research on law and feminisms in India, and on sex work and trafficking in South Asia.

Centre for Gender Studies

Institute for Theological Partnerships

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