SOAS University of London

SOAS South Asia Institute

Nirbhaya, New Media and Digital Gender Activism

Adrija Book
Adrija Dey (SOAS)

Date: 5 December 2018Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 5 December 2018Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: Wolfson Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Book Launch


This title centres around digital gender activism focusing on the implications that the phenomenon of online gender activism has for politics, society, culture and gender relations/dynamics.

The nationwide protests that followed the Nirbhaya case of December 2012 also witnessed one of the first and most extensive uses of digital technologies for activism in India having far reaching changes in how gender activism is conducted today. The brutal attack instantly triggered domestic and global criticism and widespread protests across India over the high levels of violence against Indian women and children, making it one of the biggest gender movements that the country has witnessed. The Nirbhaya case thus became a turning point in the politics of gender justice in India.

Keeping the Nibhaya case at its core, this book explores and examines the use of digital technologies and social media by individuals, civil society actors, activists and organisations specifically for gender activism in India.

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Organiser: SOAS South Asia Institute and Centre for Gender Studies

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