Venue: Presidency University, Bengaluru, India


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.


UNMIL Officers Participate in Medal Parade
Women officers of the Formed Police Unit of the Indian contingent of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) participate in a medal parade in their honour. (UN Photo #380742/Christopher Herwig)


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.

Important Dates

  • 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

Advisory Committee

  • 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.

Chief Patron

  • Dr. Nissar Ahmed Chancellor, Presidency University


  • Prof Vijayan Immanuel Pro Chancellor, Presidency University
  • Prof. Nagendra Parashar Vice Chancellor, Presidency University
  • Prof. Radha Padmanabhan Pro Vice Chancellor, Presidency University
  • Dr. Mrinmoy Biswas Registrar, Presidency University

Key Contacts

Conference Chairperson

Prof. Sapna S.
Dean, School of Law, Presidency University, Bengaluru 560064
Email: [email protected]

Conference Vice-Chairperson

Dr M. Ishwara Bhat
Chief Librarian, Presidency University, Bengaluru 560064
Email: chiefl[email protected]

Secretary General

Dr K. N. Sheshadri
Senior Librarian, Presidency University, Bengaluru 560064
Mobile: +91 7899218877
All correspondence to be sent to:
Email: [email protected]

Steering Committee

  • 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

Registration Fee
(excluding accomodation)

Faculty Delegates (India)


Students & Research Scholars (India)


Foreign Delegates


By Demand Draft


By Bank Transfer

Account no. 11890100129874 at FEDERAL BANK,
GANDHINAGAR BRANCH, No. 11, 1st Cross,
Gandhinagar, Bengaluru. PIN 560009.
IFSC: FDRL0001189.

For transfers from outside India, use Swift Code FDRLINBBBG2


The duly filled in registration form along with payment details should reach the Organizing Secretary latest by 31 July 2018.

Presidency University

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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Contact Us

All correspondence be sent to: email: [email protected]

Be in touch with the conference updates from University Website, Facebook, Linked In and Twitter.

Address: Presidency University, Itgalpur,
Rajanakunte, Yelahanka, Bengaluru – 560064
Phone: +91 80 23093500. Ext 118
Mobile: +91 7899218877