Violence against women in India, social movements

March 24, 2015  

Mangala Subramaniam, Purdue University associate professor of sociology, has been studying how women organize and their social movements in India for 15 years. She also has been studying violence against women, especially the interpretation of the law in court judgments. Her research focuses on women’s struggles for rights through rural-, local- and community-based social movements, as well as how crimes against women are handled in the legal system and portrayed by the media. Subramaniam can also talk about issues related to women’s health, specifically the prevention of HIV. She also studies social change related to economics, social status and relationships.

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