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National Seminar on 'A World in Transition: New Challenges for Women Empowerment'

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab in association with Indian Council of Social Science Research, North- Western Regional Centre, Panjab University, Chandigarh is organising one day National Seminar on "A World in Transition: New Challenges for Women Empowerment".

Date: 22nd February, 2014
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab

The seminar will focus on some vital issues reflecting crimes against women as there is need to break the silence and ensure that crimes against women are not just a

woman's issue but primarily a political, social, economic and cultural issue that concerns men as well. While men represent the majority of perpetrators of crimes against women, they have an important role to play in preventing and combating violence against women. Because of the roles of male in the society as fathers, husbands, brothers, and sons, men and young boys they should be part of finding solution to the problem of crimes against women and thus be involved in eliminating crimes. If men feel involved, they should help promote changes in attitudes among other men. It is not women or men working alone to end gender-based violence that yields the best results


  • Marriage Related Problems and the Law
  • Trafficking of Woman and Forced Prostitution
  • Reproductive rights of women, Surrogacy and
  • Adoption
  • Eve-Teasing, Molestation, Sexual Abuse
  • Domestic Violence and Honour Killings
  • Sexual Harassment at Work Place
  • Cyber Crimes and Women
  • Live-in-Relationships
  • Women Empowerment and Media
  • Property Rights of the Women
  • Female Foeticide and Dwindling Sex Ratio

Call for Papers:
Seminar papers are invited from the scholars, researchers, practitioners, academicians and students on the issues related to above themes. It is also proposed that the selected papers by the Committee will be published in a special volume on the seminar in the form of an edited book with ISBN No. Author of selected papers would be given an opportunity to resent their paper as per requirement of the theme during sessions on the day of the seminar.

Submission Guidelines:
An abstract should contain 300 - 350 words, accompanied by a brief profile of the author indicating his email ID, contact number and address. Paper should not be of more than 6000 words. It must be typed in Times New Roman Font Size 12 on A4 size paper with 1" margin on all sides with 1.5 line spacing using MS Word. Blue Book style of referencing and footnote should be followed.

Important Dates:

  • Last Date of Submission of Abstract 5th February 2014
  • Intimation of Acceptance of Abstract 7th February 2014
  • Full Paper Submission(Soft Copy) 14th February 2014
  • Full Paper Submission (Hard Copy) & Registration Fees 18th February 2014

All the abstracts and full length papers shall be sent on email id:

Demand Draft of Registration fee in the name of "Registrar, RGNUL, Punjab" must reach along with single side printed hard copy of the paper on or before 18th February, 2014 on the address mentioned below.

Registration Fees:

  • Students : Rs. 700/- Teachers : Rs. 1000/-
  • Co-author* : Rs. 1500/-

*Co-authors shall not be more than two for a paper. The organizers would extend the local hospitality with food for the delegates on the day of seminar.

The accommodation will be provided as per availability on payment basis.

Ms. Geetika Walia
Seminar Convenors
Phone: +91-9646023882

Ms. Gurmanpreet Kaur
Seminar Convenors
Phone: +91-9501034463

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab
Bhadson Road, Sidhuwal,
Patiala - 147001
Phone: 0175-2050093

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