ILS Law College, Pune is organizing a One-Day National Seminar on “Gender Issues in Contemporary India”. The seminar will focus on various gender issues existing in our society and the past and current understanding of gender roles. The objective of the seminar is to understand gender issues, analyze the existing laws and prepare legal professionals to contribute to the future. The seminar will see renowned lawyers, entrepreneurs, activists and film artists speaking about the topic by way of panel discussions. In addition to the panel discussions, the seminar shall also see research article presentations by students from ILS Pune.
THEMES FOR THE SEMINAR
Session I: Gender Sensitization
What is gender? What is the difference between gender and sex? Why do we need sensitization? Human beings are often restricted to particular roles in society depending on their gender. Is this a barrier to human development? Who suffers from lack of understanding of gender issues and who is to blame for this?
In this session, we aim to identify the challenges of gender discrimination and address the problems of stereotyping gender roles rooted in cultural and social practices. This session will also highlight the stigma and discrimination faced by LGBTQ community and ways in which each one of us can contribute to ultimately end gender-based prejudices.
Session II: Prevention of Sexual Harassment
The most effective weapon against sexual harassment is prevention. The line between harassment based on sex and harassment based on sexual orientation becomes blurred when gender-based stereotypes are at play. But what amounts to sexual harassment and what laws do we have to prevent it? Are the laws adequate? How can we reduce the risk of sexual harassment occurring in a workplace?
This session aims at understanding the problems of sexual harassment at workplace, the need for promoting anti-harassment policies, critical analysis of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition, and Redressal) Act, 2013 and other laws protecting sexual harassment.
Session III: Gender Inequality in the Entertainment Sector
The entertainment industry is one of the fronts battling for gender equality. Most people would be surprised to learn that gender segregation plays out at different levels in the film industry. Is Bollywood a male-dominated industry? Or is there a shortage of talented and well-trained women? Is there a division of pay between genders? We often hear people speak about gender imbalance, the perception of women on screen and systematic underrepresentation of women in creative positions. But what is the actual scenario?
In this session, we aim to explore the hidden gender stereotypes and inequality in the entertainment sector. The challenges relating to the objectification of women, gender pay gap, and gender issues on screen and off the screen in entertainment and advertising industries will be analyzed and the need for positive measures will be discussed.
LIST OF SPEAKERS
- Anand Pawar, Executive Director, SAMYAK
- Devika Singh, Advocate, New Delhi
- Priyanka Khimani, Partner, Anand and Anand & Khimani, Mumbai
DATE OF THE SEMINAR
3 March 2018
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Principal Pandit Auditorium, ILS Law College, Pune
NUMBER OF SEATS
WHO CAN ATTEND
- Students from any discipline
REGISTRATION FEES (inclusive of GST)
ILS Students: Rs. 250/-
Non-ILS Students: Rs. 350/-
Professionals: Rs. 550/-
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1 March 2018
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