SPENT: Fighting Economic Abuse in India
Date & TimeTuesday 17 October 2023, 15:00-17:00 BST
VenueViolet Laidlaw Room, 6.02 Chrystal MacMillan Building
The documentary SPENT – Fighting Economic Abuse in India spotlights the distressing reality for women suffering economic abuse in India. It is based on the first-hand accounts of five women, following interviews with 50 women across a range of occupations, class, religious and caste demographics. It aims to shine a light on the resilience of the women and their spirit in the face of adversity and economic abuse. The film explores themes of domestic violence, with viewer discretion advised. The project was funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and Sheffield Hallam University and is part of the Impact of Covid 19 on Women’s Employment project in Bihar, India.
- The Speaker
Dr Punita Chowbey is a Senior Research Fellow at the college of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences at Sheffield Hallam University. Taking a social justice and intersectional approach, her research is concerned with gender and ethnic inequalities in health, household economies, economic abuse, women’s employment and food practices in the UK and South Asia. Her current research is exploring issues of economic justice and economic abuse during Covid 19 in India.
- Take a look at the trailer of the film
- Dr Punita Chowbey, Senior Research Fellow, College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences at Sheffield Hallam University
- Dr Sangeeta Chatterji, Lecturer, Social Work Department, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh
- GENDER.ED - https://www.gender.ed.ac.uk/
- The Centre for Research on Families and Relationships - https://www.crfr.ac.uk/
- Global Challenges Research Fund - https://www.newton-gcrf.org/gcrf/
- Sheffield Hallam University - https://www.shu.ac.uk/