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Symposium - Outlawing Gender Violence

Prajnya invites you to register for "Outlawing Gender Violence," a day-long symposium on law and gender violence, which will take place on 10th December, 2012 at Chennai.

Every year, Prajnya, a Chennai-based non-profit (, organizes the 16 Days Campaign against Gender Violence between 25th November and 10th December, with 16 different events over the 16 days of the campaign. They do this primarily to create platforms for frank, open conversations about the different forms of violence that women are vulnerable to, and are often forced to remain silent about.

This year, on the concluding day of the campaign, which is also Human Rights Day, they are organizing a day-long symposium for law students and early-career lawyers, which will explore and explicate existing normative and legal regimes relating to gender-based and sexual violence, globally, in India and elsewhere.

Date: 10th December, 2012
Venue: Chennai

Themes of the Symposium:
This symposium is intended to throw light on global conventions and national laws, underscoring points of convergence and divergence. Topics covered include:

  • An overview of CEDAW provisions relating to gender-based violence;
  • Indian laws on this question;
  • A comparative perspective from other democratic states.

There is no fee, but they require registration in advance. You may register by emailing by 1st December, 2012.


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