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An Organization for South Asian Women

MANAVI’S STATEMENT AT THE CONVICTION OF MS. PURVI PATEL IN INDIANA

What are we, as women, and a South Asian women’s organization, to make of the conviction of Purvi Patel in Indiana for feticide AND neglecting the fetus she was carrying? Besides the logical contradictions embedded in the ruling, how does it uphold the nuances of Roe v Wade that guarantees women privacy and decision making rights over her body?
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Public Statements

MANAVI DEMANDS JUSTICE FOR MS. PURVI PATEL 

The charging, conviction, and sentencing of Ms. Purvi Patel is a travesty of justice. We, at Manavi, are shocked that women’s rights to bodily integrity and reproduction, two basic human rights, have been so grossly desecrated.

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MANAVI’S TRIBUTE TO INDRANI SINHA

A Movement Leader Passes…

Manavi is deeply saddened by the passing of Ms. Indrani Sinha, founder and director of Sanlaap, India (http://www.sanlaap.org/). Indrani passed away on August 22, 2015, after she suffered a heart attack in Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore). She has left behind her husband, Pinaki Ranjan, two daughters and a son, siblings, friends, coworkers, admireres, and numerous women and children, whose lives she had touched and changed. Read more...

MANAVI'S STATEMENT REGARDING "INDIA'S DAUGHTER"


The storm that has been raised in the wake of India Government’s banning of BBC’s Storyville series documentary, “India’s Daughter,” has garnered more viewers than the film could have otherwise hoped. Written and directed by Leslee Udwin, the film focuses on the now (in)famous gang-rape and murder of “Nirbhaya” or Jyoti Singh in December 2012. Like any other documentary made on such horrific incidents, the film has its shortcomings and strengths.
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MANAVI’S STATEMENT ON STANFORD ASSAULT CASE

On January 18, 2015, a woman was brutally assaulted on Stanford’s campus. Brock Allen Turner, who at the time was a  Stanford freshman, was found thrusting himself into an unconscious woman on the ground behind a dumpster. Two  Stanford graduate students witnessed the incident and stopped the perpetrator. In March 2016, Turner was found  guilty on three felony counts, facing a punishment of a maximum of 14 years in state prison. On June 2, 2016, Turner was sentenced to only six months in county jail and three years  probation. Now, he is expected

to serve only three  months with good behavior. Read More...