MCM holds online lecture on domestic violence & immigration policy for Asian Indian Marriage Immigrants in US
Chandigarh: The Postgraduate Department of Sociology at Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women, Chandigarh organised an online lecture titled ‘Domestic Violence and Immigration Policy for Asian Indian Marriage Migrants in US’. The resource person was Dr. Sonia Kapur, Associate Professor, International Studies, University of North Carolina, Asheville.
Dr Kapur remarked that the federal as well as state policy in the US have created critical barriers to justice for immigrant women and suggested that Indian migrant married women, in order to keep intact the cultural stereotypes of functional family, never come out and discuss domestic violence perpetrated by their husbands.
Citing high rates of domestic violence among Indian diaspora, Dr. Kapur concluded that gaps between laws, policy and implementation should be bridged and advocacy may be helpful in the processes.
Principal Dr. Nisha Bhargava expressed appreciation for this initiative to raise awareness about a socially relevant cause. She added that the monster of domestic violence needs to be tackled through such awareness sessions and sensitising the youth.
The lecture was attended by over 75 students