As it’s approaching the final stage of its journey, the Beijing +20 review process was held in the Law School of Amity University, Greater Noida on 6th Jan, 2015.
Inaugurated by Asst. Professors Ms. Vaijayanti and Ms. Priyanka Ghai, the event started off with Dr. Manasi Mishra from Centre for Social Research who shared a note of thanks to Prof N.K. Thakur for accepting the invitation to host the event. Dr. Rajini. R. Menon highlighted the 12 critical areas of concern as listed in the 1995 conference, and shared a video clipping of Dr. Kumari.
Three students from the department made striking presentations on the theme. This set the platform for the group exercise: a more detailed discussion on the 12 critical areas of concern among the students, facilitated by Ms. Pratishtha Arora (CSR).
The day continued with a solo instrumental musical treat by one of the students, followed by a play which touched on the burning issues of girl child education, violence against women and lack of gender sensitivity of the police officials, shedding the light on the discriminations women face from birth to death. The play end with a tragedy – the death of a woman – leaving a strong message to the audience.
Amity University recommendations:
Violence Against Women
- Necessity of financial independence and self defence training for women
- Creating more Gender sensitivity
- Strict execution of punishments
Women and Environment
- Importance of looking into factors of environment affecting Women
- Focussing on Status of women and effects on Environment
Women and Decision making power
- Need of changing mindset of society
- Require more gender sensitive researches
- Proper Implementation of Sexual Harassment of Women at Work Place Legislation
- Gender Sensitivity in investment on projects
Women and Economy
- Provision of Equal Opportunities
- Provision of Equal Wages
Education and Training
- Need of more vocational training
- Making all of the local government bodies responsible for ensuring education to every girl child in the locality
- Increased political participation of Women
- Collection of more gender disaggregated data for successful implementation of plan programmes
- Establishment of Special Women Cells
Women in Armed Conflict
- Sensitising Media on the issues of women in conflict areas
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