ONE DAY NATIONAL SEMINAR ON CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN: A SOCIO LEGAL PERSPECTIVE [20th March ] By Chaudhary Mahadev Prasad Degree College, Prayagraj : Submit By 15th March

About the seminar:

The old age evil practices which are variously referred to as Sexual Violence, Gender Violence, or Violence against Women, have gained urgency only recently because of the significant work of women advocates and survivors in naming the problem. It includes domestic violence, rape, trafficking in women and girls, forced prostitution, and violence in armed conflict, such as murder, systematic rape, sexual slavery and forced pregnancy. It also include honour killings, dowry-related violence, female infanticide and pre-natal sex selection in favour of male babies, female genital mutilation, and other harmful practices and traditions. These forms show that violence against women may be viewed as a continuum occurring at various life cycle stages of a woman’s life. The UN Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women (1993) defines violence against women as, any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or private life. Violence against women is the violation of human rights, the very nature of which deprives women of their ability to enjoy fundamental freedoms. It is a serious obstacle to equality between women and men and perpetuates inequality. Violence against women intersects with multiple forms of discrimination. While violence against women is universal, its manifestations and women’s personal experiences of it are shaped by factors such as economic status, race, class, religion, etc. Violence against women remains hidden in the culture of silence. Advancement in technology has also brought about new forms of violence against women. Early detection of sex of the child has given rise to increasing instances of female foeticide. Easy access to new forms of information and communication technologies has given rise to new forms of harassment and violence such as cyber or phone stalking and increase in demand for pornography. There is need to break the silence and ensure that violence against women is not just a woman’s issue but primarily a political, social, economic and cultural issue that concerns men as well. While men represent the majority of perpetrators of violence against women, they have an important role to play in preventing it. Due to their roles as fathers, husbands, brothers, and sons, men and young boys should be part of the solution and thus be involved in eliminating violence against women. If men feel involved, they would help promote changes in attitudes among other men. It is not women or men working alone to end gender based violence that yields the best results. It is the partnership between them that has the greatest impact and reach.

Objectives of the Seminar:

 To raise awareness on the issue of gender violence and analyze the causes and factors of violence against women..
 To analyze how the violence against women impact the lives of women victims, their families and society.
 To identify educational and social strategies to address the issue.
 To collect, share and develop innovative responses and best practices for elimination and prevention of violence against women.
 To give recommendations and concrete proposal for action to eliminate and prevent violence against women.

Sub Themes of the Seminar:

 Eve- teasing, Molestation, Sexual Abuse and Rape
 The nature of Violence against Women.
 Historical & Sociological dimensions of Women’s position in Indian society
 Forced prostitution and trafficking of women and the girl child.
 Sexual harassment and abuse at the work place
 Women empowerment and changing Indian society
 Domestic Violence and honor based killing
 Cyber-Crime against women
 Harassment at holy places
 Violence in work place.
 Role of Education, Society & Culture in promoting Women’s position.
 Literary Perspectives on status of Women.
 Women and Indian films
 Forms of empowerment of women and the future needs.
 Image of Women in the Media.

Call for papers:

Papers on the proposed theme and sub themes are invited. Abstract should not exceed more than 250 words. Full paper should not be less than 3000 words. Papers should be properly accompanied by references in APA style. Kindly mention sub themes along with your abstract. Selected papers will be published in an edited book with ISBN by a reputed national publisher.

Important Dates:

Last date of the submission of Abstract: 15/03/2020

last date of submission of full papers: 18/03/2020

(Times New Roman Font size 12, 1.5 line spacing/ Kruti dev 010, 15, 1.5 lines spacing in justified format) Please send the abstract and the papers through e- mail to [email protected]

Registration Fee:

Students/ Research Scholars Rs. 250/-

Faculty Members/Academicians: Rs.500/-

Payment Mode:

The registration fee can be paid through cash mode only.

Venue:

DEPARTMENT OF LAW Chaudhary Mahadev Prasad College, Allahabad (A Constituent College of University of Allahabad) 4-Kamla Nehru Road, Allahabad- 211002

For Further Correspondence:

Dr. Amit Mishra          –  9415256619
Dr. Neeraj K Singh      –  9918900818
Dr. B.D Pandey            –  9455295546
Dr. A.P Singh                –  9415582802

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