Avon Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School

Documentary Screening: India's Daughter

On April 21, 2015, as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Center screened the controversial documentary "India's Daughter" followed by a panel discussion.

The panel and audience examined the implications of the documentary and discussed the "culture" of violence against women in India, and globally, nationally, and on campus.

Yamini Bhandari, Student Assembly representative of women's issues, spoke about violence against women in the United States and on campus, highlighting movements such as the Every1 Campaign.

Professor Elizabeth Brundige, Executive Director of the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice and Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at Cornell Law School, spoke about the Center's work on combating violence against women based on women's perceived violation of patriarchal gender roles, such as acid violence in South Asia and sexual violence in the United States military.

The event was co-sponsored by Cornell University's South Asian Council,Cornell University Panhellenic Association,Cornell University Interfraternity Council - IFC,Cornell University Multicultural Greek Letter Council, and Women in Public Policy.