The XVI National Conference of IAWS: Sub-theme 8

The XVI National Conference of Indian Association for Women’s Studies (IAWS) will be held from 28th to 31st January, 2020 in Delhi at the National Law University. The theme of the Conference is Constitutional Principles in 21st century India: Visions for Emancipation.

This conference seeks to bring out  the experience of struggles against multi-layered oppressive structures, economic inequalities, hierarchies of caste, social discrimination, poverty and their interlinkages so as to rebuild a gender-just Indian society.

The focus of this Conference will be on these struggles, their consequences, the debates they have given rise to and the ways in these interventions have and can impact the lives of our most marginal citizens. In short, it aims to think along with the Constitution and its visions of emancipation.

The Conference has ten sub-themes that will be run parallelly over the three days of the Conference. Sama and Sneha Gole are coordinating the Sub-theme 8, which is on Citizens, Laws and Right to Life.

Sub-theme 8: Session Programme Outline

Day 1: January 28, 2020

Session one – Panel (2:30 to 4:30 PM)

Looking into Right to Life and Constitutional Promises – through experiences, struggles and reflections (ST Introductory Panel)

Chair: Syeda Hamid

Speakers: Safina Nabi, Roshmi Goswami, Sujata Buragohain, Kalpana Kannabiran, Smita Patil

Session Two (4:30 to 5:30 PM)

Access to Justice

Chair: Vrinda Grover

Speakers: Aisarya Dutt Roy, Monika and Jivika, SP Ezhiloviya and Priyanka Biswas, Kaushal Kumar

Day 2: January 29, 2020

Session Three (2:15 PM to 3:45 PM)

Access to Justice

Chair: Navsharan Singh

Speakers: Nayan Prabha, Rai Ganguly, Arathi Pai et al, Sangeeta Rege et al, Bhagyashree Balasaheb Jawale, Shital Tamakuwala

Session Four (3:45 PM to 5:15 PM)

Body Politics

Chair: Dr. Sarika Manhas (NLUD) [TBC]

Speakers: Adsa Fatima and Gargi Mishra, Rajashree Bhoigad, Akhtarista, Chanda (Jamia invited), Dibayasree Ganguly, Sonyia E Pa, Sneha Banerjee

Day 3: January 30, 2020

Session Five (2:15 PM to 3:35 PM)

Reflections on right to life from aspects of liberty, protectionist laws, and representations

Chair: Prof. Anju Tyagi (NLUD) [TBC]

Speakers: Supriya Jaan, Avinu Veronica, Sayali Shankar, Sujatha Subramaniam et al, Gurpreet Bal

Session Six (3:35 PM to 5:00 PM)

Reflections on right to life from aspects of health and social determinants

Chair: Deepa Venkatachalam

Speakers: Sangeeta Rege et al, Archana Kumari, Rajesh Kumar Rana, Maitree Devi, Sobha P V

Sub-theme 8 Note | Download Sub-theme 8 ProgrammeIAWS website

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