CALL FOR PAPERS: NATIONAL SEMINAR ON “GENDER DISCRIMINATION AT WORK PLACE-MYTH OR REALITY”
Gender being Socio-Cultural term referring socially defined roles and behaviours assigned to ‘Males’ and ‘Females’ in a give society. Gender discrimination in simple words may be defined as discrimination against on their sex specially at Work Place.
Women represent half of the population but they are not socially equal to men because of their social status, economic resources, decision making and political power and work they perform women’s tolerance and working capacity is comparatively more in comparison to men even though they are considered by the society as weaker section. She has been accorded as subordinate position of men. She is exploited, degraded, violated and discriminated both in our homes and in outside world. This peculiar type of discrimination against women is prevalent everywhere in the world and more so in the Indian Society. The root cause of Gender inequality in our society lies in its patriarchy system. The unfortunate part of gender inequality in our society is that the women too, through, continued socio-cultural conditioning have accepted their subordinate position to men. Extreme poverty and lack of Education are also some of the reasons for Women’s low status in society.
Indian constitution and some other social legislations and Indian Courts provided for some positive efforts to eliminate Gender Discrimination some provisions of the constitution may be referred as preamble, Art 15(3) and Directive Principles of State Policy which provides various provisions which are for the benefit of women and provides safeguards against discrimination. The other social Legislations may be referred as Maternity Benefit Act 1961, Sati Prevention Act 1987.
Dowry Prohibition Act 1961, Section 304 –A was added to the Indian Penal Code, 1860 to make Dowry Death or bride burning a specific offence punishable with maximum punishment of life imprisonment, Section 375, 376, 377, of IPC were also modified and Equal Pay For Equal Work legislation was also made and Domestic Violence Act 2005 etc.
The Supreme Court in case of Vishakha v/s State of Rajasthan; 1997 had also given guidelines for abolition of harassment of women at working place and a Legislation by parliament had also came upto safeguard women at workplace ‘Prevention, Protection of Women at Workplace 2013. It also helps women from harassment at working place.
The fight against sexual harassment is a central point of the continuing fight for gender Justice. Gender Justice means nobody be denied Justice or discriminated only because of one’s Sex and its Gender construct. Gender is defined as a biological Sex differences. The Gender affects the distribution of resources, wealth, work, decision making and political power and the enjoyment of rights and entitlement within the family as well as in public life.
Right to work is very crucial for the empowerment of women. the statistics reveals that women make up 70% of 12 Billion people who live in poverty, they conduct 66% of the world’s work, produce 50% of world’s food but only receive 10% of world’s income and own only 1% of world’s property. Violence and discrimination are on everyday reality for many women. Women empowerment and economic development are closely connected. The fact that the women have fewer opportunities in labor market outside may contribute their unequal sharing in household. Parents have lower aspiration for their daughters than for their sons and female teenagers themselves have lower aspirations.
The biological sex did not impose any natural Limitation on Women’s potential to empower herself, and the same however is imposing Social Limitation to her in the form of Sexual Harassment hindering her prospects to develop and in the process violating her human rights and depriving her Gender Justice.
The object of the seminar is to protect women from discrimination at Work Place and provide her a congenial atmosphere to work to her satisfaction.
- To provide better safeguard to women at workplace.
- To enrich their status and economic power.
- To lead their independently not as subordinate to men.
- To utilize their skill, capacity and tolerance in progress of society.
- They are not supposed to remain in houses but can work inside & outside freely in the society.
The research paper from the participants is invited as the following;
The sub-themes of the Seminar:
- Ancient & Medieval position regarding Gender discrimination.
- International conventions (CEDAW 1979) on Gender discrimination.
- Constitutional & other Social-criminal Legislations Preventing Gender discrimination.
- Discrimination with Women to take decision under MTPA 1971, and PCPNDT Act 1994.
- Role of society & NGO’S in Preventing sexual harassment of women at work place.
- The Sexual Harassment of women at workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & redressal) Act 2013.
- Sexual Harassment at work place-A Barrier to Women Empowerment.
Note-The above sub-themes are not illustrative and good papers on allied issues may also be considered in accordance with the overall theme of the seminar.
Abstract and Paper Submission-
Abstract should be of 300 words including key words. The details of the authors along with abstract should be submitted latest by December 19th, 2018. All the abstracts would be reviewed by expert team, the decision of which will be notified by email by December 29th 2018. Full papers in the range of 3000 to 5000 words to be submitted till January 12th, 2019. Abstracts/Papers submitted to the Seminar must be original. The authors are requested to submit the abstract and full papers through e-mail attachment in MS word format to email at: email@example.com
Last date of Abstract submission
Abstract acceptance to be notified by email
Last date of full paper submission
We will review all the papers and select good quality papers for publication in form of a book.
- Dr. Meenakshi Tomar Baliyan (9958170581)
- Ms. Prity Singh (9716701619);
- Mr. Sudhakaran (9718475650);
- Ms. Sonam Singh (8077751574);
- Dr. Vibha Srivastava (9911880362);