“Violent Economic ‘Reforms’ and the Growing Violence Against Women” by Vandana Shiva

Annual Minx Auerbach Lecture in Women's and Gender Studies
When Mar 04, 2013
from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
Where Swain Student Activities Building Multipurpose Room
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Vandana Shiva

“Violent Economic ‘Reforms’ and the Growing Violence Against Women”

  • March 4, 2013
  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Reception to follow
  • Swain Student Activities Center Multipurpose Room

Free and open to the public

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Vandana Shiva is a philospher, environmental activist, author and eco-feminist based in Delhi, India. The many awards she has received include the Sydney Peace Prize in 2010 and the Right Livelihood Award in 1993. She has fought for changes in the practice and paradigms of agriculture and food and has contributed intellectually and through activist campaigns to the fields of intellectual property rights, biodiversity, biotechnology, bioethics, and genetic engineering. Dr. Shiva suggests in her article, "Empowering Women," that a more sustainable and productive approach to agriculture can be achieved through reinstating a system of farming in India that is more centered on engaging women. She advocates against the prevalent "patriarchal logic of exclusion," claiming that a woman-focused system would change the current system in an extremely positive manner.

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