Domestic Violence and Dowry Laws in India


Monday April 21st, 2008, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Green Lake Public Library

7364 E Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA, 98115

cost: FREE

As India hurtles towards unparalleled economic growth and projects itself as the shining example of modernity and tradition, the ugly face of domestic violence and dowry-related suicides continues to haunt the country’s conscience. You are invited to a presentation on these issues by India’s leading activist, writer and publisher, Madhu Kishwar.

About Madhu Kishwar
Madhu Kishwar is a senior fellow at the centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi. She is a Founder editor of Manushi, India’s leading journal since 1979 on women and society. Her work involves, among others, carrying our investigations on violations of human rights of minority communities, advocacy for legal reform and providing legal aid for women, and other vulnerable individuals and groups, and making documentary films as part of her advocacy work.