VIDEO: In Her Own Words: Kavita Ramdas on Violence Against Women in India

Article Date

21 March 2013

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Kavita Ramdas, serving India, Nepal and Sri Lanka as the Ford Foundation’s New Delhi Representative, addresses the audience at the National Press Club during an ICRW event marking International Women’s Day that explored the causes and solutions to tackling the global epidemic of violence against young women and girls. Ramdas discusses the response to the brutal gang rape and subsequent death of Nirbhaya, a 23-year-old university student, in Delhi last December. Importantly, she also proposes ways to end violence against women in her country and beyond – which Ramdas says is the world’s greatest public health threat. 

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