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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).





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Study Group

The GendV Project Study Group Extracts from our online study group sessions can be found on our Youtube Channel. Professor Noor Nieftagodien on South African Urban Spaces as Colonial Enterprises Professor Asher Ghertner on Public Women, Private Domesticity and the Home







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

Register for The GendV Project Launch Event! Friday 22nd January, 1pm GMT

13 January 2021

Join us in conversation with Professor Pumla Dineo Gqola and Professor Srimati Basu on Gendered Violence in India and South Africa. The first of a series of public events hosted by The GendV Project. The GendV Project aims to explore the many urban transformations and changing gender relations in Gurgaon and Delhi, India...

Media News

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.

The Guardian: Quarter of women and girls have been abused by a partner, says WHO

9 March 2021

The Guardian reports, 'One in four women and girls around the world have been physically or sexually assaulted by a husband or male partner, according to the largest study yet of the prevalence of violence against women.The report, conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UN partners, found that domestic...

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.

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