6th – 7th October, 2016
SRM Nagar, Potheri, Kattankulathur-603203
Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu, India.
About the Seminar
For ages, in the name of tradition and culture, women are subjected to violence. They are deprived of the reasonable standard of living, access to decent work and public services, the right to leisure and rest. Child marriages are still the norm in many areas, women and girls are trafficked into forced labour and sex slavery.
They are denied access to education and political participation, and a section is trapped in conflicts where rape is perpetrated as a weapon of war. The instances of death related to pregnancy and childbirth are high, and women are thwarted from making personal choices in their private lives.
Regardless of the strides made by women’s rights movement over the world, women’s fear of violence is still on the rise and continues to infringe their basic rights and prevents them from living fulfilled and equal lives. They are still denied control over their bodies leading to women’s economic, political, social and sexual subordination.
Consequently, it becomes imperative to work towards the realization of women’s empowerment and gender equality protecting the rights and improving the lives of women and girls on the ground. Hence, the aim of this seminar is to provide a platform to deliberate various conventional and contemporary issues challenging the protection of women’s rights.
Technological Implications and Women Rights
1. Cyber Space and Women
2. Reproductive Technologies and Rights of Women
3. Embryo Ethics and Women’s Rights
4. Surrogacy and Women’s Rights
Role of Law in Protecting Women Rights
1. Women and Labour Rights
2. Reservation and Women Empowerment
3. Women’s Rights and Personal Law
4. Women’s Rights and the Proposed Common Civil Law
5. Enjoyment of Women’s Rights – Legal and Social Barriers
Judiciary in Protecting Women Rights
1. Access to Justice and Women’s Rights
2. Judiciary and Gender Equality
3. Judicial Activism and Women empowerment
4. Judicial interpretation of Art. 15(3) of the Constitution of India
5. Role of Supreme Court in interpreting International instruments for Women empowerment
Contemporary Challenges in Establishing Women Rights
1. Discrimination and violence against indigenous Women.
2. Women’s economic security and rights.
3. Preventing discrimination, exploitation, and abuse of Women migrant’s workers.
4. Feminine Jurisprudence
5. Temple entry and Women’s Rights
1. Rights over Reproductive and Sexual choices
2. Rights of Women in Conflict Zones
3. Trafficking in Women
Registration is mandatory. For details kindly email us at [email protected]
Accommodation will be provided at an additional cost.
Call for Papers
Seminar papers are invited from academicians, practitioners, researchers, scholars and students on the issues related to specified themes. The authors of selected papers would be given an opportunity to present their papers as per requirement of the theme during sessions on the day of the seminar.
The cash prize will be awarded to the three Best papers as recommended by the advisory committee.
Abstract submission: 20th August, 2016
Intimation of accepted abstracts: 25th August, 2016
Last Date for submission of full paper: 10th September, 2016
Intimation of accepted full paper: 14th September, 2016
Last Date for Registration: 17th September, 2016
Students/ Research Scholars : Rs. 300 /-
Academicians/others : Rs. 500/-
For queries email us at [email protected]