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Mallika Sherwat invited to debate at Oxford Union

Posted on Feb 18 2014 | IBNS

Mumbai, Feb 17 : Bollywood actress Mallika Sherwat has been invited to participate in a debate titled 'This House Believes Gender Exists to Oppress' at the Oxford Union (Oxford University), UK.

A spokesperson from the Oxford Union said, "We feel that as a figure who recently was very outspoken about the image of women and women's rights in a country like India, Mallika would lend an interesting angle to the debate."

Mallika said, "Yes, I have accepted the invitation. The date is set on Feb 27th. A lot of preparation is required. It's a great honour. I come from a small town, so it means a lot to be invited to speak at such a historic venue. I can use the platform to highlight issues like drop in the conviction rate in rape cases across the country."

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