SWANA REGION RADIO
South Asia, West Asia and North Africa
Voices from Kolkota to Casablanca
Voices of struggle, Voices for change
International Women’s Day:
Discourse on Sexual Violence and
Sexuality in India
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 2:30-3:00 PM KPFK/Pacifica Radio 90.7 fm, Los Angeles
Streaming at http://archive.kpfk.org/index.php?shokey=rintifada and available on audio archive for 90 days
The Delhi Gang Rape Case
The SWANA Collective would like to wish our listeners a very happy belated March 8th International Women’s Day. Every year, the SWANA Collective dedicates the entire month of March programming to women in the SWANA regions.
Today’s program will summarize the events known as the “Delhi gang rape case” that transpired in Dec 2012, which has catapulted a widespread public discourse on sexual violence and sexuality in India. The program will conclude with a powerful statement made in Hindi by Kavita Krishnan, Secretary of the All India Progressive Women’s Association based in Delhi, which was stated and translated shortly after the case was made public.
The show will also feature music by the contemporary folk band, Rastak for the Persian New Year of Navroz.
Produced and hosted by Sejal Patel with
news analysis with
SWANA (South and West Asia and North Africa) Collective, KPFK