A close look at gender, youth and democracy

Amity Law School in association with the National Commission for Women is organising a three-day workshop on “Gender Sensitization and Capacity Building on Women's Legal Rights” beginning this Thursday.

The workshop aims to address various issues pertaining to gender inequality, harassment, safety and security of women in addition to making women aware of their legal rights.

Academics, government officials and defence personnel will share their experiences during interactive sessions like ‘Police and administration of justice', ‘Rape and sexual harassment at the workplace', ‘Role of police in safe guarding women protection laws', ‘Marriage and dowry Act', ‘Women trafficking and human rights', ‘Domestic violence Act' and other women protection laws.

Jawaharlal Nehru University will be hosting a day-long conference, “International Youth Forum,” which is being organised by the Eurasian Foundation and Youth Time at the university's convention centre on Friday.

Scholars from 20 countries are expected to attend the forum which will discuss current affairs and a range of socio-economic issues. Russian Railway Minister and World Public Forum on Dialogue of Civilizations president Vladimir Yakunin will be the chief guest. Also in attendance will be the Prime Minister's advisor on public information infrastructure and innovations Dr. Sam Pitroda and Vice-Chancellor Sudhir Sopory.

Jamia Millia Islamia's Hindi Department is hosting a talk on “Faiz Ahmad Faiz: Shaksiyat aur Shairi” as part of its Devdas Gandhi Memorial Lecture this Thursday.

The University's Pakistan studies programme will also be organising a lecture on “Democracy, Development and Peace”. The university will also be hosting another lecture as part of its A. M. Khwaja Memorial Lecture on Friday at 11 a.m. by Philosophy professor Dr. Jamal Khwaja.

Delhi University's Lady Shri Ram College concluded its three-day annual “Model United Nations” conference on Sunday.

This year the conference had committees like General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council and Human Rights Council to represent the character of the actual proceedings of the United Nations.

“Delegates” representing various countries in these committees discussed global issues.

Former U.S representative to the UN Peter Vrooman was the chief guest at the conference.

Ansal Institute of Technology, Gurgaon, is hosting its annual two-day festival -- “Atharva 2012” -- starting this Thursday.

In addition to a host of inter-college events like debates, quizzes and street plays, rock shows by Punjabi singer Honey Singh and the band, “Jal”, has been planned along with participating colleges like IIT-Delhi, Delhi College of Engineering, New Delhi Institute of Management and National Law College.

Thursday will also have Zakhir Husein College celebrating its annual day with eminent Hindi poet Ashok Vajpeyi.

Vijetha S.N

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