Gender Studies School of Human Studies in Association with Women's Regional Network - India Chapter
Invites you to a Roundtable Discussion on Women and Peace (on the occasion of the International Day of Peace)
While peace is often narrowly construed as the mere absence of tangible violence, conflict and war, narratives of women challenge this notion. They have asserted the need for a sense of security, cohesive and inclusive society with dignified living, the ability to manage conflict constructively and proactively, celebrating difference and respecting diversity. Harmonious living within the family, community and the nation at large often forms a part of women’s quest for peace. As a logical corollary to a broad conception of peace, it becomes necessary to re-conceptualize conflict to include the everyday struggles of women, particularly from marginalized sections of society.
Women’s lived realities often include the omnipresent nature of insecurity and conflict as they navigate through varied constraints in their lives. This includes negotiation with different power-structures – ranging from systemic, cultural, embedded gender-based violence, to more overt instances of gendered impact of militarised conflict. Gender often stands at the confluence of ethnic, religious, regional identity to colour one’s experience of either conflict or peace.
Against this backdrop, on the occasion of International Day of Peace, Gender Studies Programme, School of Human Studies – AUD in collaboration with Women’s Regional Network (WRN) – India Chapter – is happy to invite you to participate in a round table discussion in order to deepen our perspectives on women and peace. Some of the issues that are sought to be explored in this discussion are as follows:
Being in a round table format, the event would consist of a conversation among the speakers and the participants rather than formal presentations. The speakers for the round table discussion are as follows:
Prof. (Dr.) Rukmini Sen, Professor, School of Liberal Studies, AUD & Associate Member, Women’s Regional Network – India Chapter
Dr. Shifa Haq, Assistant Professor, School of Liberal Studies, AUD
Dr. Shelly Pandey, Assistant Professor, School of Human Studies, AUD (facilitator)
Dr. Saumya Uma, Assistant Professor, School of Law, Governance and Citizenship, AUD & Core Member, Women’s Regional Network – India Chapter
Ms. Rita Manchanda, Consultant, Wageningen University, Netherlands & Core Member, Women’s Regional Network – India Chapter
Ms. Padmini Ghosh, Country Coordinator, Women’s Regional Network – India Chapter
Ms. Ramya Bodupalli, Research Consultant, Women’s Regional Network – India Chapter and former student of MA in Law, Politics and Society, AUD
Mr. Steven S. George, Theatre practitioner and former student of MA in Human Rights, Jamia Milia Islamia
Ms. Sunita Singh, Theatre practitioner and former student of MA in Law, Politics and Society, AUD
Ms. Tapaswini Mishra, student of MA in Gender Studies, AUD
Ms. Zarka Farooq Bhat, student of MA in Gender Studies, AUD
Ms. Nimisha Agarwal, student of MA in Gender Studies, AUD
Ms. Garima, student of MA in Gender Studies, AUD
Mr. Vibhav Rawat, student of MA in Law, Politics and Society, AUD
Mr. Jitender, student of MA in Law, Politics and Society, AUD
The round table discussion will be preceded by a street play that has been prepared specially for the occasion, by the El Peublo theatre group, at 1.15 pm, adjacent to the canteen near the main gate of AUD, Kashmere gate campus. The 15-20 minutes performance will be followed by a brief interactive session with the audience, initiated by the directors of the play.
All registered participants will receive a certificate of participation. For registrations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org latest by 22nd September 2019.