Lawyer Tracks Development of Domestic Violence Act in India

Asmita Basu, a guest speaker from New Delhi, addressed a crowd of mostly graduate students at Myron Taylor Hall about the obstacles and successes in implementing India’s Domestic Violence Act at a midday lecture yesterday.
Basu is a fundamental contributor in the enactment of the Domestic Violence Act in 2005 as a project coordinator of the Lawyers Collective Women’s Rights Initiative, a top legal, non-government organization dedicated to empowering women through law. She spoke in a filled lecture room of around 50 people about her experience in India drafting the law, lobbying members of Parliament to form consensus over the content of the domestic violence law, and monitoring its implementation.

Women’s Lacrosse Dominates LeMoyne

In women’s lacrosse first-ever meeting with Le Moyne, the Red was able to maintain its spotless record with a decisive victory, 11-5, and ended the Dolphin’s two game winning streak, leaving them at 2-4. The Red thoroughly dominated the Dolphins, setting a school record of 20 forced turnovers, while also making use of the team’s depth as the entire bench saw playing time.
Senior captain Deidre Lafferty commented, “it was a fun game to play especially because other teammates were able to get into the game.”
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Cornell Holds First Summit on International Women’s Health

Cornell Global Development Club hosted the University’s first Summit on International Women’s Issues in Global Health and Development this past Saturday in Goldwin Smith Hall. Approximately 200 graduate and undergraduate students, professors, health professionals, civic leaders and women’s rights advocates gathered to discuss the challenges that women presently face around the world.
Last spring, Vanessa Coleman ’10, former president of the club, came up with the idea of holding a conference that would just focus on women’s issues. Current Club President Carrie Bronsther ’10 explained that the goals of the conference were to shed light on the international crimes against women that had often gone unheard, promote the sharing of ideas and get people motivated to take action.