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Harvard University to hold gender justice and criminal law conference in capital

Leading law makers, police officials and social activists are meeting in the capital over the weekend in a Harvard University-organised conference to discuss effective legal, educational and social approaches to promote gender equality and curb violence against women.

The discussions are part of a two-day conference July 12-13 organised by the US varsity’s Harvard Gender Violence Project (HGVP) on ‘Gender Justice and Criminal Law Reform’. The HGVP was established in the wake of the 2012 Delhi gang rape case and the national and international calls to action to stop violence against women.

The conference will focus on three key areas: law and law enforcement, building good practices and curricular innovation.

‘The conference promises to create an opportunity to learn about and share ideas on the most promising reforms and innovations in gender justice and reform in criminal law,” a statement said.
Former attorney general Soli J. Sorabjee will deliver the keynote address on Friday.
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