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CfP: International Seminar on “Women Police Station/Mahila Thana” by NLUO and NCW (Hybrid Mode) [Oct 28]: Submissions Closed


The Centre for Women and Law, NLUO is organising an International Seminar on “Women Police Station/Mahila Thana (Working, Efficiency and Effectiveness)” sponsored by National Commission for Women.

About NCW

National Commission for Women (NCW) was established by the Parliament in January 1992 with the mission of enabling women to achieve equality and equal participation in all spheres of life by securing their due rights and entitlements through suitable policy formulation, legislative measures, effective enforcement of laws, implementation of schemes/policies, and devising strategies for specific problems/situations arising out of discrimination and atrocities against women.

About NLUO 

National Law University Odisha (“NLU Odisha”) was established in the year 2008 by the Odisha government. The Legal Aid Society of NLU Odisha was established in the year 2012 with a mission to implement the mandate of the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987.

About the Centre

The Centre for Women & Law (CWL) is a Research Centre of National Law University Odisha which works with the combined effort of faculty members and students of NLUO.

The Centre was established with a view of having a platform for the unremitting study of the structural, societal, legal and regulatory issues associated with gender from a multi-disciplinary perspective.

Call for Papers

Centre for Women and Law, National Law University, Odisha invites research papers based on original empirical research or review papers related to the theme of the seminar.

The Broad area of the seminar is “Role Women police station/ Mahila Thana (woking, efficiency and effectiveness) in India- Empowering Women, Expanding Justice Access, and Preventing Gender Violence” .


National Law University, Odisha invites academicians, researchers, students, practitioners, social and women activists to make a submission.

About the Seminar

In India, two-thirds of married women are victims of domestic violence. Gender-based violence (GBV), including domestic violence, sexual assault, rape, and stalking, is a serious danger to women’s equality and self-determination in public and private areas.

Poor and disenfranchised people, particularly women, often lack access to a responsive police force, resulting in decreased security and increased crime and violence.

Through this initiative, they envisage promoting an exchange of opinions about the issues and challenges facing society regarding Gender-based violence and the role of Gender targeted policing interventions (Mahila Police Thana, Women’s Help Desk at Police stations and more women in as well as deploying more female officers to these WHDs and enforcement agencies, improves frontline officer responsiveness to women, as well as crime and crime reporting) to combat the same.


  1. Law and Policy:
    • The need for Gender Targeted Policing Interventions
    • The effective implementation of Gender Targeted Policing Interventions
    • Implementation strategies for Gender Targeted Policing interventions: Working, Efficiency, and Effectiveness
    • Prevent, Detect, Mitigate, Monitoring, and Control Gender-Based Violence
    • Women Help Desks, Training of personnel etc.
  2. Social and Psychological interventions:
    • Socio-legal and Empirical studies on vulnerable groups and Crime incidence
    • Crime Mapping at these Gender sensitive enforcement services
    • Working of the Gender Targeted Policing interventions with community, and organizations to prevent GBV
    • Limitations of Gender Targeted Policing interventions
    • Victim advocacy and social work
    • Therapy for victims
  3. Gender Targeted Policing interventions and women empowerment
    • Women in political and legal leadership
    • Women’s position in the refugee crisis
  4. Gender Targeted Policing interventions and employment opportunities
    • Women in education and employment
    • Policy interventions concerning Abortion rights and marital rape
    • Legal Interventions concerning the growing Patriarchy and the subsequent creation of women’s help desk.

Submission Guidelines

  1. Submissions are to be made in Electronic (MS Word format) form only and are to be sent to [email protected]
  2. The subject of the mail should be: CWL Seminar_ Author’s Name_Title of the Research Paper.
  3. Each paper must be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 250 words and the maximum length of the paper should not be more than 6000 words. (Table, illustrations, charts, figures, etc. should be placed within the text at appropriate places.)
  4. Citation/ referencing should be as per OSCOLA style.
  5. Submissions must contain a cover letter indicating the name of the author/s, name of the Institution, Designation, Email Id and Contact Number.
    • Text Specifications:
      a. Font: Times New Roman
      b. Size: 12
      c. Line spacing: 1.5
      d. Margin: 1 inch on each side
    • Footnotes Specifications:
      a. Font: Times New Roman
      b. Size: 10
      c. Line Spacing: 1
  6. Plagiarism in any form is strictly forbidden.
  7. Format of the Research Paper:
    • Cover Letter
    • Title of the paper (Bold)
    • Abstract (250 words)
    • Key words (A maximum of 5)
    • Introduction
    • References

Note- All the authors must send the declaration that the paper is original research work and has not been sent elsewhere for publication or presented in any conference/seminar.

Registration Fee

  • For Research Scholars/ Students: INR 1000/- (One thousand only)
  • For Teachers/ Professionals/Activists: INR 1500/- (One thousand five hundred only)
  • Paper in absentia: INR 1500/- (One thousand five hundred only).
  • Participation (without paper presentation): INR 200/-
  • After the last date, the registration fee will be augmented by INR 500/-.
  • The registration fee includes a conference kit, lunch and tea.

Location & Mode

The Seminar shall be held in Hybrid Mode (Physical and Virtual) to ensure more and pan India participation from people.

The Venue of the Seminar is National Law University Odisha Campus.


Incentives to scholars will be provided through appreciation certificates to the following:

  • Best paper Submitted on the theme: The authors of selected papers (received upto the last date of submission, following all the rules and with requisite seminar fee) as recommended after peer review, one from each session pertaining to the theme shall be awarded the best paper certificate.
  • Best paper Presentation – Overall
  • Best Paper presented in each Technical Session

Important Dates

  • Last date for the submission of Abstract: August 25, 2022
  • Notification of Acceptance of the paper shall be given within 5 working days by August 31, 2022.
  • Last date for the submission of the Final Paper: September 30, 2022
  • Notification of Acceptance of the paper shall be given within 10 working days by October 10, 2022.
  • Last date for registration: October 12, 2022
  • Seminar Date: October 28, 2022

Contact Information

Should you have any queries, please feel free to contact Himani Jaruhar (Member) at +91 91131 47776

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