We open the 2021 Prajnya 16 Days Campaign against Gender Violence with the launch of the 2021 Prajnya Gender Violence in India report. Kausumi Saha, the curator-author of this year's report, will share highlights and trends.
Our special guest and commentator is Dr. Rukmini Sen, Dr B. R. Ambedkar University, Delhi.
Rukmini Sen is Professor in Sociology and currently Director, Outreach and Extension Division and Centre for Publishing at Dr B R Ambedkar University Delhi. Her areas of teaching and research interests are sociology of law, gender justice, kinship and family, cities and cultures. She is the recipient of the 2020 WISCOMP (Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace) SAAHAS awards 2020 recognising her continuous engagements with curricula using an intersectional lens. She was Co-Investigator to an international research collaboration 'Teaching Feminisms Transforming Lives' with University of Edinburgh funded by UGC-UKIERI. She was Co-investigator for a project titled ‘A History of Gender Training in Delhi’ (November 2016-February 2017) under the Dyason Fellowship award, University of Melbourne.
She was the International Visitor Leadership Programme on Human Rights Awareness (US State Department of Education and Cultural Affairs) awardee in 2007 as part of a seven member team from South Asia, and only woman awardee from India
She is member of the Core Group on Women, National Human Rights Commission since 2019. She is Advisory Member, Country Reference Group for research project 'Sustaining Power for Women’s Rights in South Asia' jointly conducted between Indian Social Studies Trust with the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Sussex. She was part of Ambedkar University Delhi team as Knowledge Partner to the International Conference on ‘Making Non Traditional Livelihoods Work for the Marginalised’ organised by Azad Foundation, New Delhi, January 2019