Challenging the Law in India with Flavia Agnes: Women’s Struggle for Equality Post-Gujarat
When: 12-2 PM, Tuesday, May 11, 2004
Where: Room 1200 (12th floor), 1 Nicholas St., Ottawa, Ontario
Ms. Agnes’s presentation will cover aspects of contemporary legal debates concerning women’s rights and situate them in the context of rising violence against women and minorities.
For further information or to RSVP, please contact Peter Moore at email@example.com at 613-241-1333 ext. 228.
Speaker Biography: Flavia Agnes is a lawyer at the Bombay High Court and founder of Majlis, a legal and cultural resource centre in Mumbai, India. Flavia Agnes 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).