About the Organisations
Students For Liberty is a rapidly growing network of pro-liberty students from all over the world. Our mission is to educate, develop, and empower the next generation of leaders of liberty. We are the largest pro-liberty student organization in the world. We accomplish this through a strategy of empowerment, identifying the top student leaders and training them to be agents of change in their communities.
The Ladies of Liberty Alliance (LOLA) is a premier international organization for women in the liberty movement. It is a network of independent, libertarian women leaders who, through their careers and/or personal endeavors, are dedicated to spreading the ideas of individual liberty and free markets.
About the Webinar
Topic: Gender impact amidst the Pandemic: How women’s sexual & reproductive rights got compromised
The pandemic has created complications in women’s lives – their reproductive and sexual health took a huge hit. There is a significant lack of emergency contraceptives during the lockdown which further leads to unsafe abortions and maternal deaths.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had potentially catastrophic secondary impacts on the health of women and girls and the threat of sharp rises in maternal and neonatal mortality looms over them.
About the Speakers
Dr. Asha Bajpai who is a Professor of Law at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and Human Rights in the School of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance. She was the founder Dean of the School of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance at TISS.
She has assisted the Government of India, Government of Maharashtra, The National Commission for Women and the Maharashtra State Commission for Women in drafting several policies and laws relating to women and children with a gender justice perspective.
Ms. Apoorva Mohan has done her Bachelors in Journalism and has over 3 years’ experience working with corporate businesses, television networks and marketing agencies and has worked with companies like Axiom Gen Nxt India Pvt ltd and Sun Tv Network.
She has been working at the grassroot level for the past couple of years to aid women who need emergency contraceptives (ECPs) in Chennai and parts of Tamil Nadu, where such over-the-counter emergency contraceptives or morning-after pills are shadowbanned.
Date: August 28th, 2020
Time: 05:00 P.M. IST
Deeksha Tiwari: dtiwari[at]studentsforliberty.org
Shrutika Barabde: sbarabde[at]studentsforliberty.org
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