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The Debate: Monisha Rajesh

Duration: 00:36

The Asian Silence? Rape Honour Violence: Are crimes against women the last taboo?

December marks one year on from the Delhi Rape case which shocked people around the globe, but was there an impact on British South Asian communities?

In a special debate hosted at the BBC in Birmingham, presenter Ritula Shah speaks to key thinkers and activists and asks if events in South Asia, such as the rape case and the shooting of Malala, are influencing gender issues in South Asian communities in the UK. The debate also asked if there is a silence when it comes to domestic violence, if women are colluding in the silence, and if there is British Asian feminism.

In this extract from the programme, author and journalist Monisha Rajesh gives her thoughts on the role of the diaspora in events in India...

Available since: Sat 30 Nov 2013

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