In all societies women’s and men’s role are socially constructed, but all too frequently gender based disparities exist that disadvantage women; this impedes their development and hence that of mankind. For example, women tend to suffer violence at the hands of their intimate partners more often than men; women’s political participation and their representation in decision making structures lag behind men’s; women and men have different economic opportunities; women are over represented among the poor and women and girls make up the majority of the people trafficked and involved in sex trade. It is therefore clear that there are, global patterns to inequality. These issues and others need to be addressed to promote gender equality. Achieving gender equality between men and women will require changes at many levels including changes in attitudes and relationships, changes in institutions and legal frameworks, changes in economic institutions and changes in political decision making structures.
Gender mainstreaming is one strategy that is embraced internationally towards realizing gender equality. It involves integration of a gender perspective into the preparation, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies, regulatory measures and spending programmes with a view to promoting equality between women and men, and combating discrimination. Though gender is used as a catch all term in many contexts, to describe a range of issues in an apolitical way, it is often understood as being only about women’s needs, rather than about the unequal social relationships between women and men that are invested with power. Working for sustainability therefore, presents opportunities to not only acknowledging global inequalities but to contribute to social and gender transformation.
The Conference aims to deliberate on the following issues,
- Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment for Sustainable Development.
- Gender Equality, Human Rights and Peace for Sustainable Development.
- Gender Equality and Health for Sustainable Development
- Gender Equality and Education for Sustainable Development
- Gender & Social Sustainability
- Gender and Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development.
- Cross Cutting Themes on Sustainable Development.
- Engagement of men in achieving gender equality.
- Abstract Submission- 31st May 2018
- Abstract Acceptance- 15th June 2018
- Full Paper Submission- 30th June 2018
- Review Comments- 15th July 2018
- Final Submission- 31st July 2018
- Last Date For Registration For The Conference- 31st July 2018
- Prof. Anitha Kurup Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru
- Ms. Archana Aggarwal Senior Manager, Indian National Bar Association, New Delhi.
- Prof. Malashri Lal Dean, Academic Activities and Projects, University of Delhi
- Dr Meera Khanna Social Activist & Freelance Writer, New Delhi
- Prof. Nirupama Prakash Director, Amity Institute of Social Sciences, Noida
- Dr Ravindra Kumar Sharma Librarian, United Nations Information Centre, New Delhi.
- Prof. Sarasu Esther Thomas Professor of Law and Co-ordinator, Centre for Women and the Law, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru.
- Dr. Nissar Ahmed Chancellor, Presidency University
- Prof Vijayan Immanuel Pro Chancellor, Presidency University
- Prof. Radha Padmanabhan Pro Vice Chancellor and Acting Vice Chancellor, Presidency University
- Dr. Mrinmoy Biswas Registrar, Presidency University
Prof. Sapna S.
Dean, School of Law, Presidency University, Bengaluru 560064
Email: [email protected]
Dr M. Ishwara Bhat
Chief Librarian, Presidency University, Bengaluru 560064
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Dr K. N. Sheshadri
Senior Librarian, Presidency University, Bengaluru 560064
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All correspondence to be sent to:
Email: [email protected]
- Prof. Sapna S, Dean, School of Law
- Ms. Leena George, Asst. Professor
- Dr. M. Ishwara Bhat, Chief Librarian
- Mr. Sujith S Surendran, Asst. Professor
- Prof. Snehaprabha, HOD, EEE Dep
- Dr. K. N. Sheshadri, Senior Librarian
- Dr. Anu Sukhdev, Asst. Professor
- Mr. Sridhar Shinde R, Administrative Oﬃcer
International Conference on Gender Equality through the Strategy of Gender Mainstreaming, September 6-7, 2018
Faculty Delegates / Working Professionals (India)INR2000
Fulltime Students & fulltime Ph.D Scholars (India)INR1000
By Demand Draft
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The duly filled in registration form along with payment details should reach the Organizing Secretary latest by 31 July 2018.
Original contributions and case studies based on applications, research, surveys, case studies and practices related to the themes mentioned are invited. Registration of author is mandatory for paper presentation and publication.
Abstract Submission: The Abstract (200 words, The Times New Roman, 12 fontsize) may be sent via email. For any clarification, you can e-mail to: [email protected]
The accepted full-length papers should be sent to: [email protected]
Please adhere to the dates for papers submission given elsewhere in the website.
- Articles are typically of around 6000-8000, words including footnotes.
- Notes and Comments are shorter pieces (of less than 5,000 words). These have a narrower scope of inquiry than articles and may include analysis of recent case laws, legislation or policy.
- The Harvard Blue Book (19th Edition)/APA citation format should be followed.
- The paper should be typed in: Times New Roman, Font Size 12 and Line Spacing 1.5.
- The footnotes must be typed in: Times New Roman, Font Size 10 and Line Spacing 1.
- The margins should be 1” or 2.54 cm on all sides.
- The participants are required to send the following details in a separate word document attached to the e-mail:
- Theme Chosen
- Title of the Paper
- Name(s) of the Author(s)
- Designation of the author(s)
- College/ Institute/ University of Author(s)
- Programme Enrolled In & Year of Study of Author(s)
- E-mail address & Contact No. of Author(s)
- Colour Photograph.
Poster presentation guidelines
- Each poster presenter will get a pin up stand of 4 ft x 6 ft. The presenter will have to bring printed posters
- Text should be large enough (minimum 20 point fonts) so that it can be easily read from a distance of 4 - 5 ft
- Be simple, keeping text to a minimum. Your poster needs to attract attention and emphasize important points. Use pictorial or graphic illustrations to clarify and enhance a message
- The poster should be self explanatory. A user should be able to grasp the poster’s message in 5 minutes
|Women's economic agency in poverty reduction is often marginalized in the policy discourse. But poverty is 'gendered' because gender inequality intersects with economic deprivation to produce more acute forms of poverty for women than men. Gender equality must therefore constitute part and parcel of measures to eradicate poverty if India is to achieve the transformative Goals of the SDGs|
|It is a pleasure to note that Presidency University in collaboration with UNIC is organizing an International Conference on gender issues. Apart from information –sharing amongst peers, the deliberations would enable youth to gain knowledge in the subject field and develop a deep insight into gender sensitization and women empowerment. The theme of the Conference is relevant to contemporary society focusing on gender neutrality.|
|This International Conference organized by the Presidency University in collaboration with UNIC, is a fantastic idea. I think we have too few Conferences which are specifically on gender and very few which bring people from different streams. It’s a really good opportunity for those who are interested in gender. More so for students who should be encouraged by the low fees. They should find a good platform to share their views and ideas. I wish the Conference a great success.|
|I would like to wish the Conference a grand success. When it comes to cyber security of women, we know that she becomes the victim without the knowledge of how crimes takes place online. It is wonderful that there is a Conference coming up in September especially for all the women to understand how cybercrime happens on a day to day basis everywhere in offices, colleges, at home etc. So women out there, participate in this Conference to understand the different kinds of cybercrimes happening in this world. Know how you can stay safe in cyber space!|
|There is a serious lack of gender inclusivity and gender balance at the top positions in the education sector, where women are underrepresented in leadership roles especially in universities. What is disturbing of this trend is, it can be quite problematic both from the point of social justice as well as the organizational perspective. Importantly, the micro-politics and cultural assumptions that underpin the gender stereotypical practices and procedures – for example, in relation to recruitment and selection – also need to be acknowledged and addressed!|
|Gender systems are established in different socio-cultural contexts which determine what is expected, allowed and valued in a woman/man and girl/boy in these specific contexts. Gender roles are learned through socialization processes; In utilizing a gender approach the focus is not on individual women and men but on the system which determines gender roles. Increased attention to gender perspectives achieving the goal of gender equality should be the order of the day!|
|Gender is more than an individual attribute. Its more pervasive effect is at the societal level. We live in an inherently masculinise society of male domination which violates and victimizes women be it in the form of sati, dowry, female infanticide, rape or sexual harassment! Therefore, I believe that women should be able to have a choice and that resource be made available to her to have access to justice on equal terms. Let her "sex" not be the most important reason for her bias, discrimination and unequal treatment.|
|The constant question is why women are still underrepresented in many workforces. For example in the banking industry, there are still women but, in architecture, there are very few of them. What does the organiztion do to address the gender issues? What are the practices which organizations have which have special focus on women? Engaging men in achieving gender equality is very crucial as both are equal partners in society. It’s good that this conference includes this as a Panel discussion issue.|
|Goal No. 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals agenda focuses on Gender Equality and aims to eliminate all forms of discrimination and violence against women in public and private spheres and to undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources and access to ownership of property. But the UN recognizes that beyond Goal 5, gender is fundamental to delivering the main promise of AGENDA 2030: of leaving no one behind. Because gender equality is a fundamental human right, there is no better path to a more peaceful and prosperous world than the empowerment of women and girls. Considering the importance that women’s participation brings to societies and economies, we need to break the structural barriers that women and girls face – unpaid care work, unequal pay, harmful stereotypes, discrimination and violence. – Dr. R.K. Sharma, UNIC Librarian|
Accommodation & Transport
Limited number of subsidized Accommodations in service apartments have been made available on first-come first-serve basis. Please indicate your requirement in the registration form.
Subsidized accommodation tariff:
|Subsidized tariff including tax||Place|
|Rs. 750 per Participant||SP Homes (service apartment), Yelahanka.||One participant in one room||Breakfast & dinner included|
The above are the subsidized rates and are applicable only for participants on 6th & 7th september 2018.
Also, limited slots of free accommodation with breakfast & dinner will be available to full-time PhD scholars at SP Homes on first-come-first-served basis. The PhD scholars need to register for the conference. Proof of full-time PhD has to be produced at the time of registration. Transportation will be provided from & to SP Homes during conference.
Besides, hotels near the Presidency University are given below. In addition, there are good numbers of hotels on the Airport Road which are about 10 kms from the university and the participant can do the booking through travel websites.
Hotel The Sai Leela,
No.3/1, Singanayakanahalli, Doddabalapur Main Road, Yelahanka, Bengaluru-560064.
Ramanashree California Resort,
Ananthapura Gate, Doddaballapur Road, Yelahanka, Bengaluru - 560064, INDIA.
Angsana Oasis Spa & Resort,
Rajanakunte, Doddaballapur Road, Bengaluru - 560064
Transport from & to Yelahanka, Bengaluru will be arranged on both days of the conference.
Sight-SeeingFor international participants, One day free trip to Srirangarapatna & Mysore has been arranged on 8th Sep 2018.
The Presidency Group of institutions has a legacy of 40 years in education. The Group constitutes 7 Schools, 3 colleges, and the Presidency University. The Presidency University established under the Government of Karnataka Act No. 41 of 2013 aims to be a world class institution by nurturing talent amongst all those who enter the university portal. Through close nurturing of talent and skills in each individual, it aims to transform the lives of the youth to be successful professionals and citizens. The university has been awarded “Best Emerging University in South India” by ASSOCHAM in 2017 and “University of the Year Award 2018” by EdTech Review. The University's academic programme is designed to foster intellectual vibrancy, academic rigor and community activism in all its three Schools of School of Engineering, School of Management and School of Law.
The University commenced the Degree programmes in 2015. School of Engineering offers BTech programmes in Civil Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Petroleum Engineering. The School of Law offers an Integrated 5-year Honors Bachelor Degree Program in Law in 3 disciplines of B.A., LL.B.[Hons.], BBA.,LL.B.[Hons.], and B.Com., LL.B.[Hons.], with a multi-disciplinary interface. School of Management offers two year MBA programme with specialization in Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management, International Business and Logistics & Supply Chain Management. There is a strong emphasis on industrial orientation in all the programs offered to ensure practical and hands on experience. In addition, the university offers PhD programs in Engineering, Law, Management, Science and Humanities. Currently there are around 3600 students and over 300 staff members. Located in the picturesque campus in the vicinity of Rajanukunte which is a suburb of Bengaluru on the Doddaballapur highway, it has a huge green expanse of 66 acres of sheer architectural beauty.
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