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Kavita Krishnan, Secretary of the All-India Progressive Women's Association
Kalpana Wilson, Gender Institute, LSE
The horrific rape of a woman on a bus in Delhi in 2012 led to unprecedented protests against the dangers women have to face in public places in India, and to their treatment by the police and courts if they report sexual crimes. Building transnational solidarity with the ongoing campaign against sexual violence in India has been important but also challenging.
Kavita Krishnan is Secretary of the All-India Progressive Women’s Association, a women’s group that is especially active among poor women workers in rural and urban India. She has been closely involved in the movement against rape and the wider struggle for ‘freedom without fear’ for women, and in addressing the questions which transnational feminist solidarity raises.
Kalpana Wilson has been involved in the‘Freedom Without Fear Platform’ a network of BME women’s organisations in Britain set up in solidarity with the anti-rape movement in India. . Her research and teaching is on race, racism and development, and on feminism and neo-liberalism. She teaches at the Gender Institute, LSE.
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