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The Second Annual Women and Justice Conference jointly organized by Jindal Global Law School and Cornell Law School’s Avon Global Centre for women will be held in New Delhi on October 22-23, 2011. The topic for the Conference is “Gender-based violence and justice in South Asia”.
The Conference strives to bring people from nearly 15 nations to participate in the Conference which will include legal scholars, legal professionals, judges of international and national courts, advocates of human rights and policymakers to enhance the discussion. The Conference will be held at Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
Violence against women is a problem globally, both in the private and public realm. The Conference will deal with international aspects of women’s rights while focusing on the gender based violence of South Asia. It is also sought that the Conference can propose ways to enhance policy development, international collaborations, incorporation of international human rights in gender issues and other such ways in which gender based violence can be controlled.
“The Conference is being organized at a critical time when issues relating to gender based violence needs to be discussed in the context of South Asia. The Conference draws upon comparative and international law perspectives on women’s rights, while focusing its thematic sessions within the South Asian context,” said C. Raj Kumar, Professor & Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University and Dean, Jindal Global Law School.
The Conference also has alliance with UN Women, Virtue Foundation, Kriti Team, the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life at Brandeis University, and Acid Survivors Trust International (ASTI).
Earlier this year, JGLS and Cornell Law School had signed an Agreement of Cooperation and a Memorandum of Understanding to promote international perspectives on legal education and research in both the countries.