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Concluded: 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

Videos from the training

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