“Don’t teach me what to wear – teach your sons not to rape” – Public Meeting

An open meeting in solidarity with India’s anti-rape protests and to confront gender violence in Britain, has been planned for Wednesday 23rd January, 6pm, at the London School of Economics. (New Theatre, East Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE)

The brutal gang-rape of a 23-year-old woman student on a bus in Delhi on 16th December has led to protests on an unprecedented scale.

  • What are the implications of the protest movement in India and how can we support it?
  • What are the changes being demanded at a legal, political and social level?
  • How do we resist the colonial and racist responses to these events in Britain?
  • What do the Delhi protests mean for struggles against gender violence in Britain and globally?

The meeting will discuss these and other related issues, including solidarity actions on India’s Republic Day, 26th January. Kavita Krishnan of the All-India Progressive Women’s Association, one of the activists centrally involved in the protests, will be speaking to the meeting from India. Click here for Kavita’s speech outside the Delhi Chief Ministers’ residence.

Everyone is welcome.

This event has been organised by Imkaan and South Asia Solidarity Group

with End Violence Against Women (EVAW) National Coalition; Newham Asian Women’s Project, London;  Ashiana Network; Amadudu, Liverpool; Apna Haq Project,  Rotherham; Asha Projects, London; Daughters of Eve; Saheli,  Manchester; Pan African Development Education and Advocacy Programme, London; Noor Inayat Khan Memorial Trust, London; Tamil Community Centre; Shakti, Edinburgh, Humraaz, Blackburn; Asian Women’s Resource Centre, London; Black Association of Women Step Out, Wales; London Irish Women’s Network; Anah Project, Bradford; Imece, London; Kiran Project, London; Latin American Women’s Aid, London

Supported by the LSE Gender Institute

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