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    Concluded course: National Course on Contemporary Developments in the Law Relating to Violence and Discrimination against Women

    Date: 19/06/2018 - 23/06/2018

    Venue: Goa, India

    Arrival Day: Monday, 18th June, 2018

    To apply for this course, please click here

     

    Day 1: Tuesday 19.06.2018

    Time

    Issue

    Resource person

     

    9 – 9:30

     

    Introduction to the first day session

    using the law to advance reproductive rights

    Sarita Barpanda

    Director, Reproductive  Rights Initiative, Human Rights Law Network

    Zahra  Wynne, HRLN

     

    9:30  – 10:00

     

    Keynote Address

     

    Kamla Bhasin

     

    10- 10:30 

     

    Forced Sterilizations. Supreme Court decision in Devika Biswas’ case and its follow up

     

     

     

    Adv. Anubha Rastogi &

    Y.K Sandhya, Sahayog

     10:30- 11

    Discussion

     11- 11:30

    Using the law to improve access to information and contraception. PIL filed in the Supreme Court

                     

     

     Zahra Wynne, HRLN

     

     

    11:30-12

    Discussion

    12:00- 12:30  

    Obstetric violence and disrespectful care: PIL filed in the Guwahati High Court  

    Sarita Barpanda and

    Debasmita Ghosh, HRLN

     

     

    12:30- 1:00

    Discussion

    1- 1:30

    Using the Law to enforce Indian Public Health Standards: PIL filed in the Manipur High Court

     

    Bijit Roy,

     Population Foundation of India

     

    1:30 – 2:00

    Discussion

    2- 3 pm

    Lunch

     

           3:00  –4:30

               Abortion Rights: The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971,

     Amendment Bills, 2014 and 2017

     

     

    Medha Gandhi, IPAS

     

     

          4:30  – 6:00 

     

         

           

     

    Supreme Court and

    High court cases decisions on

    Abortion Rights

     

     

    Dr. Nikhil Datar

          Adv. Sneha Mukherjee, HRLN;       

     Adv. Meenaz Kakalia, HRLN

           Petitioners for safe abortion services

    and their experience

     

     

     

            6:00 – 6:30

    Discussion

     

    6:30 onwards

    Dinner and Film screening and interactive discussion: Something Like a War

     

     

    Day 2: Wednesday 20.06.2018

    Time

    Issue

    Resource Person

    9 – 10

     

    Rape and Sexual Assault: the Criminal Law (Amendments) Act 2013

    Adv. Anita Abraham

    Dr. Vageshwari Deswal, Prof of Law, Delhi University

    10 – 10:30

    Discussion

    10:30 – 11

    Coercive Hysterectomies : use of law

    Narendra Gupta,Prayas

    K. Akhila, Karnataka Janaarogya Manch

    11:00- 11:30

    Discussion

     

    11:30- 12:15

     

    The Transgender Judgment of the Supreme Court and Subsequent Developments

     

     

    Kranti, Sutanuka Bhattacharya, SAPPHO for equality , and Rachana Mudraboyina, Transactivist, Hyderabad

    12:15 – 12:30

    Discussion

     

    12:30 – 1:00

    Maternity Benefits and the Food Security Act

     

    Aditya Srivastava,

    Right to Food Campaign

    1:00  – 1:30

    Discussion

     

    1:30  – 2:30

    Lunch

     

    2:30 – 3:30

    Violence Against Dalit and Tribal Women: Judgments from the Courts and Legal Strategies 

     

    Manjula Pradeep, Manuski

    Rajni Soren, HRLN Chattisgarh

    Manisha Mashall, HRLN Haryana

     

    3:30  – 4

    Discussion

     

     

    4 – 5

     

    The Two-child Norm and Government Policies: The Supreme Court decision in Javed’s Case

     

     

     

    5 – 5:30

    Discussion

    5:30 – 6:30

    Human Trafficking. Latest Studies and Information for the development of a PIL in the Supreme Court

     

     Umi Daniel, Aide et Action,

    NAWO Odisha and

    Jitendra Chaturvedi, DEHAT

     Nirmal Gorana, HRLN

     

     

    6:30 – 7

    Discussion

    7 – 8

    Surrogacy and the law : critic of the surrogacy regulation bill, 2016

     

     

     8 – 8:30 

    Discussion

    8:30 p.m. 

    Dinner and Film Screening and Interactive Discussion: India’s Daughter

     

    Day 3: Thursday 21.06.2018

    Time

     

    Issue

    Resource Person

    9 – 9:30

     

     

    9:30 – 10:30

    The Triple Talaq Judgment

    Personal Law and the Constitution

    The Uniform Civil Code

     

     

     

    Adv. Mihir Desai

     

     

    10 – 11

    Discussion

     

    11 – 12

    Acid Attacks : Court Decisions

    Shaheen Malik, HRLN

    Survivors of Acid Attack

     

    12 – 12:30

     

    Discussion

    12: 30 – 1:30

    Lunch

     

    1:30 – 8

    Trip to the beach

     

    8 – 9

    Dinner

     

    9 onwards

    Musical Instrument Session: Bring Your Own

     

     

    Day 4: Friday 22.06.18

    Time

                       

    Issue

    Resource Person

    9 – 10

    Women in Prisons and those Incarcerated in Public Institutions: the use of PILs

    Adv. Anu Narula,

    10 –10:30

    Discussion

     

    10:30 – 11:30

     

    Legal Defence of Defenders

     

     

    Neha Dixit, Independent Journalist

    Malini Subramaiam

    11:30 – 12 

    Discussion

     

    12 – 12:30

    Women and Farmer Suicides

     

     

    Kavitha Kuruganti, Alliance for Sustainable and Holistic Agriculture (ASHA)

     

    12:30 – 1

    Discussion

    1 – 2

    Lunch

    2 – 2:30

    Violence against Refugee Women

     

     

    Advocates Fazal & Deepak HRLN

     

    2:30  – 3

    Discussion

     

    3 – 3:30

    Women’s Reservation in Local Bodies: the NMA Case

     

    Rosemary Dzuvichu,  Naga Mothers Association

    Brinda (Manipur)

     

    3:30 – 4

     

    Discussion

    4 – 4:30

    Women with Disabilities

     

    Nidhi Goel, Human Rights Watch

    Amba Solelkar, Equals – Centre for Social Justice

    Dr. Asha Bajpai, Professor, TISS Mumbai

    Sarita to coordinate

     

    4:30 – 5

    Discussion

     

    5 – 6

    Film Screening and Interactive Discussion: Women with Disabilities

           

     

    Day 5: 23.06.2018

    Time

    Issue

    Resource Person

    9 – 9:30

    Sexual Harassment at the Workplace and Universities

     

     

    Shewli , TISS

    9:30 – 10

     

    Discussion

     

    10 – 10:30

    Domestic violence and the use of law

    K. Ajitha,

     Anweshi, Kerala

     

    Gayatri Sharma,

    Women Power Connect

     

    10:30 – 11

     

    Discussion 

    11 – 11:30

     

    Dowry as a violence against women :

    the Use of Law

     

     

     

    11:30 – 12

    Discussion

    12 – 12:30 

     How to do a PIL

     

    Mihir Desai

     

     

    12:30 – 1

    Discussion

    1 – 2 

    Lunch

    2 – 3

    Manual Scavenging : Judgements from the Courts and Legal Strategies for PILs

     

    Eddie Premdas, CHSJ

    3 – 3:30

    Discussion

    3:30 – 4:00

    Witch Hunting: a Situational Analysis, leading towards the development of a PIL in the Supreme Court

    Afreen, Monalisa

    HRLN

     

    4:00- 4:30

    Survivors speak

    Survivors of Witch Hunting

    (Jyoti+3)

     

    4:30 – 5:30

    Khap Panchayat and Honor Killings

     

    Manisha Mashall, HRLN

    Manjula Pradeep Manushki

    Ravi Kant, Shakti Vahini

     

    5:30 – 6:00

     

    Discussion

    6:00 – 7:00

    Women in Conflict Zones: Cases and Legal strategies

     

    Soni Sori, Chattisgarh

    Brinda, Extra Judicial Committee

     

    7:00- 8:00

    Discussion

     8 – 8:30

    List of PILs proposed during the sessions

    Plan of action for research, advocacy and trainings.

     

     

     

    Sarita Barpanda, HRLN

    Discussion

    8:30 

    Dinner along with late evening music and poetry. 

     

    Departure day

    Organised in collaboration with:

    Centre for Constitutional Rights, India, National Alliance for Maternal Health and Human Rights, Prayas, IPAS Development Foundation, National Campaign for Dalit Human Rights, Bihar Voluntary Health Association of India, Population Foundation of India, Girls Count, the Hunger Project, Centre for Health and Social Justice, Campaign against Child Marriage, Women Power Connect, Right to Food Campaign, Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union, Alliance for Sustainable and Holistic Agriculture, Aide et Action, Chetna, SAPPHO, Haiyya, Naga Mothers Association, The Hoot, TISS Mumbai

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