Harvard-organized conference in New Delhi focuses on gender justice

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Leading lawmakers, police officials, and social activists met July 12-13 in New Delhi, India, for a conference titled “Gender Justice and Criminal Law Reform,” which was organized by the Harvard Gender Violence Project (HGVP), a collaboration between Harvard School of Public Health’s FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard Law School, the Harvard South Asia Institute, and gender violence experts in India.

HGVP was created in the aftermath of a December 2012 Delhi gang rape that left a young woman dead and led to international calls to action to stop violence against women. Participants in the conference included members of the JS Verma Committee, the judicial body that investigated the Delhi rape and issued recommendations for action, and HSPH’s Jacqueline Bhabha, FXB director of research and professor of the practice of health and human rights.