CfP: Conference on Menstrual Health Rights at NUALS, Kochi [March 20-21]: Submit by March 5

About the Organizer

The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), formerly National Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, is a uni-disciplinary university in Kochi, India for undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate legal education. It is the only National Law University in the state of Kerala.

About the Conference

National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) is organising National Conference on Menstrual Health Rights on 20th and 21st March 2020.

The Centre for Human Rights has been established at NUALS to stimulate discussions on the concept of human rights and how the law can be used in the service of human rights. Notwithstanding the current legal and institutional framework to protect and promote human rights, human rights violations continue to be reported demonstrating the shortfalls in the existing system.

This scenario underscores the need for continued efforts to develop a culture of human rights accompanied by legal initiatives upholding human rights. Furthering its work in bridging the knowledge in legal, social and cultural realms, the centre is organizing the National Conference on Menstrual Health Rights on 20th and 21st of March, 2020.

Themes and sub-themes

The theme of the conference is “Redefining Menstrual Equity for All” which has further been classified into 10 sub-themes: Patriarchy vs. Equity

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  • Menstrual Stigma, Menstrual Etiquette and Scientific Temper
  • Sexual Minorities, Physically/Mentally Challenged Persons and Borderline Categories
  • Mental Health, Nutrition and Menstrual Disorders
  • Linguistic Anthropology, Period Art and Media
  • Period Friendly Public Spaces, Buildings, Public Utilities, Design and Architecture
  • Period Poverty, Tax-free Hygiene Products, Menstrual Leave Policy and Affirmative Actions
  • Land, Labour, Income, Exploitative Work Practices, Migration, Natural Calamities and Equitable Menstrual Health.
  • Menstrual Exiles, Anti-Period pills, Exclusionary Practices due to Menstrual Status and Article 17.
  • Menstrual Waste, Extended Producers’ Responsibility and Sustainable Menstruation.

The above mentioned themes are only illustrative in nature. Any relevant research paper on the main theme can also be submitted.

Call for Papers

The conference invites research papers from academicians, professionals, practitioners, research scholars, students of law or those related to the field. The papers must be accompanied by an abstract (upto 300 words inclusive of keywords) and must apply research skills such as specific research methodology, research questions, hypothesis and objectives of
the research.

The final paper should not exceed 6000 words exclusive of footnotes. The paper would be peer-reviewed by the organizing committee and only shortlisted papers would be selected for the conference.

The soft copy of the final paper must be sent via email before the deadline to chrnuals.seminar[at]gmail.com with the subject: “NCMHR2020- Paper Submission”

The acceptance of the paper will be communicated within three days of the date of submission via an acknowledgement email. The acknowledgement email will have the registration form for paper presentation, details regarding places for accommodation and the
mode of payment.

The acknowledgement email will have the registration form for paper presentation, details regarding places for accommodation.

Registration

There is no registration free. The candidates will be provided with the Conference Kit, Conference Proceedings, Tea and Lunch on the day of the conference, certificates. The candidates are requested to arrange accommodation by themselves. However, the candidates
who need accommodation will be provided information and assisted by our volunteers. Co-authorship is allowed (maximum two)

Registration for Participation

The conference is open to everyone. The participants from outside NUALS should confirm their participation in the conference by filling and submitting the registration form: Click for Participation

Upon registration, the participants will receive an acknowledgement mail. All the participants will be provided with the Conference Kit, Conference Proceedings, Tea and Lunch on the day of the conference and certificates.

Important Dates

  1. Last date of submission of paper: 5th March 2020
  2. Confirmation of the paper for presentation: 8th March 2020
  3. Last date of registration for paper presentation: 10th March 2020
  4. Last date of registration for participation: 16th March 2020
  5. Date of Conference: 20th & 21st March 2020

Contact

For any correspondence: email to chrnuals.seminar[at]gmail.com with subject “ENQUIRY”

  • Anita Elizabeth: 9188245978
  • Jino (Accommodation): 7907247336
  • Sreenath: 8547768056

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For the brochure, click here.

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