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Understanding and Responding to Forced Marriage, 'Honour' - Based Violence, Transnational Marriage Abandonment and Dowry Violence

Friday 7 July 2017

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Practice Development Seminar

Dr Sundari Anitha, University of Lincoln

  • 1.00 - 4.00pm
  • King's College London, Waterloo Campus, SE1 9NH

Dr Sundari Anitha is a Reader in the School of Social and Political Sciences, College of Social Science, at the University of Lincoln. Her research interests lie in two areas:

  1. the problem of violence against women in the UK and India; particular manifestations of violence against women and girls such as forced marriage, transnational marriage abandonment, and gender-based violence in university communities; and
  2. gender and work.

She has published widely on both these themes. In between academic jobs, she has previously managed a Women’s Aid refuge and is a trustee of Asha Projects, a specialist refuge for South Asian women who have experienced domestic violence.

This seminar will provide an overview on particular forms of domestic violence such as forced marriage, 'honour'-based violence, transnational marriage abandonment and dowry violence. It will examine the specificities of these forms of violence as well as the commonalities between these manifestations of violence against women and girls (VAWG) and other more ‘mainstream’ forms of VAWG in order to understand the common socio-cultural roots of such violences. It will explore the impact on South Asian women in the UK in particular, though the implications for other communities will also be addressed.

This seminar will explore some implications for practice – both in the short term and considerations for medium to long term support.

How to Book

This event is now fully booked

Attendance is free for members of Making Research Count at the University of Bedfordshire and King's College London.

Places are limited, so you will need to book by 23rd June 2017.

Local authority bookings must be made through your agency's Learning and Development Department. For all other bookings, please contact the MRC Events Manager at University of Bedfordshire, Cara Senouni, at:

Confirmation of your booking will be sent by email. Joining instructions will be issued one week before the event.


Cara Senouni
Events Manager
Making Research Count
School of Applied Social Studies
University of Bedfordshire
University Square, Luton, Beds LU1 3JU
T: 01582 743085

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