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The GendV Project

Urban Transformation and Gendered Violence in India and South Africa

Read more at: Sanjay Srivastava: Burning of Thunberg’s images are symbolic warnings of possible fate that awaits woman seen as ‘too independent’

Sanjay Srivastava: Burning of Thunberg’s images are symbolic warnings of possible fate that awaits woman seen as ‘too independent’

18 February 2021

Prof Sanjay Srivastava writes for the Indian Express , ' The symbolic burning of public women also represents rising masculine anxiety regarding women who are seen to be independent and willing to engage in public debates.' Read the full article here. (Illustration by C R Sasikumar).









Read more at: #IAmNene: How Uyinene Mrwetyana’s murder ignited a movement

#IAmNene: How Uyinene Mrwetyana’s murder ignited a movement

South Africa's News24 present a short documentary on the rape and murder of 19 year old UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyan and the movement that followed. Watch the documentary here:



Project Updates

Women's Gurgaon: A story sharing platform for women in Gurgaon

24 November 2021

Women's Gurgaon is a website for story sharing, asking women in Gurgaon to share their opinions and experience of life in the city. Looking through the ' Gurgaon Diaries ', you can see images, films and digital postcards from Gurgaon. Find out more.

Our Creative Artist, Philiswa Lila, presents her exhibition at the Durban Art Gallery

15 June 2021

Our Artist-in-Residence Philiswa Lila is currently showcasing her exhibition at the Durban Art Gallery, titled Skin, Bone, Fire: The First Album . The exhibition runs until 25th July. Read more about Philiswa Lila here .

Media News

Stories of Our Soil: A Group Show at The Melrose Gallery, Johannesburg

2 August 2021

'Stories of Our Soil is a collection of creations that will be featured at The Melrose Gallery during Womxn’s Month, August 2021. This collection is an amalgamation of womxnhood, nature, our place within it, and how they have been exploited by our society. From an inner space, each of these artists have created raw...

Almost all young women in the UK have been sexually harassed, survey finds

10 March 2021

The Guardian reports: '96% of respondents did not report incidents, with 45% saying it would not change anything. Among those who said the event was not serious enough to report were women who had been groped, followed and coerced into sexual activity'. Read the full article on The Guardian UK.

What is The GendV Project?

The GendV Project is an ESRC-funded Research Project exploring Urban Transformation and Gendered Violence in Delhi, India and Johannesburg, South Africa. It is based in the Department of Sociology at The University of Cambridge, and is led by Principle Investigator Dr Manali Desai.

Read more about the project here. 

Meet our team here. 

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