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A panel discussion of gender-based violence around the world

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This panel discussion explores the roots of gender-based violence around the world – from investigations into sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeepers; to identity, violence and caste in India and UK South-Asian communities; domestic abuse in Scotland; and transphobic responses to the 2009 play The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven in Brazil and the UK.

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Dr Rebekah Lee (Goldsmith's, University of London) chairs the panel. Her first book was a generational history of African women in apartheid Cape Town.

Jo Clifford is the first openly trans playwright to have a play running in London’s West End. She has written more than 80 plays.

Nicola Dahrendorf (Birkbeck, University of London) researches sexual and gender-based violence in conflict and post-conflict zones. She has worked for the UN for many years.

Dr Umesh Kumar (Banaras Hindu University) researches popular Hindi and English literary works from India centred on the sociocultural practice of ‘honour killing’.

Dr Nancy Lombard (Glasgow Caledonian University) has been a volunteer, researcher and activist within the violence against women movement for 20 years.

The panel will be followed by a drinks reception.

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This event is part of the 2019 Being Human Festival. Being Human is the only national festival dedicated entirely to celebrating research across the humanities – from archaeology, history, languages, philosophy and more. Being Human aims to make the humanities accessible and fun for all, and is run by the School of Advanced Study, University of London in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. This event is sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh.

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