Women and Violence in Urban Spaces: Modalities, Spaces, Narratives (72053)

Session Information: Women, Gender, and Participation

Session Chair: Napisa Waitoolkiat

Saturday, 1 July 2023 11:50
Session: Session 2
Room: Lecture Room 1
Presentation Type:Oral Presentation

“Gender is built into the cities we inhabit,” asserts Madhavi Desai. We live in the age of urbanization and global cities are projected as spaces of opportunities and better life. However, can we talk of the urban space without taking into account gender, caste, class and religion, especially in the Indian context? Gendered power relations based on specific identity influence the shaping of urban spaces like educational institutions, office spaces, malls, housing etc. What are the kind of subtle and blatant violence do women negotiate with at these spaces? Our paper through a study of literary narratives, interviews, questionnaires and research data collection explore how multifarious and diverse this violence is for women from different social strata. We aim to engage with gender, class, caste, religion to explore the complexities of violence and envision a society based on the foundations of social and distributive justice.

Arunima Ray, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi, India
Wafa Hamid, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi, India

See this presentation on the full scheduleSaturday Schedule

Conference Comments & Feedback

Place a comment using your LinkedIn profile


Share on activity feed

Powered by WP LinkPress

Share this Presentation

Posted by IAFOR