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Time for justice, time for change! The place of academic and community partnerships in promoting local and global rights and challenging injustice

Boylan, Jane; Brammer, Alison; Krishnadas, Jane; Patel, Pragna; Lingam, Lakshmi


Jane Boylan

Jane Krishnadas

Pragna Patel

Lakshmi Lingam


This paper reflects on a three-year research project involving academics and public, private and third sector partners in the UK and India. The team engaged with innovative international outreach research methods to question how listening to ‘voices of experience’ can inform and ‘outrage’ academic and community perspectives on human rights to create and promote local to international access to justice strategies. During the project Keele University, UK, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and Hyderabad, India, hosted field visits and reflective workshops involving academic, legal and third sector colleagues, to consider the comparative engagement and response to contemporary social welfare and social justice issues. The paper reflects on the learning experience, from which the contrasting India and UK perspectives on sexual violence asserts that academic and community partnerships have a significant role to play in understanding and engaging with contemporary issues; to spark outrage, challenge mainstream responses and promote alternative community legal outreach approaches.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 10, 2016
Online Publication Date Mar 29, 2016
Publication Date 2016
Journal Ethics and Social Welfare
Print ISSN 1749-6535
Publisher Routledge
Volume 10
Issue 4
Pages 304-315
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