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Women and Gender series: Nyayagrah: Resisting legal subversion, coercion and institutional communalism in Gujarat

Wednesday 31 January, 2007 (5-6 pm)

Prita Jha (Legal Activist)

"Nyayagrah: Resisting legal subversion, coercion and institutional communalism in Gujarat"

Nyayagrah is a non-violent campaign for justice for the thousands of victims of the genocidal violence of 2002. It is an historic ground based effort where a number of local men and women from the community have been trained to act as justice activists to support victims / witnesses to fight for justice, with the help of a network of lawyers and volunteers. In her talk, Prita Jha will discuss the challenges, experiences and successes of the campaign since its inception in September 2004.

The seminar will be held in the Ramphal Building, Rm. 3.25.

Everyone welcome.