National Seminar on Empowerment of Tribal Women in India: Issues, Challenges and Perspectives 7th-8th March, 2020:

National Seminar on Empowerment of Tribal Women in India: Issues, Challenges and Perspectives 7th-8th March, 2020:

About the Host University:

The National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU), was established by the Rashtriya Vidhi  Sansthan Vishwavidyalaya Adhiniyam, by an Act No. 41 of 1997 enacted by the Madhya Pradesh State Legislature and recently substituted by MPNLIU Act, 2018. NLIU is recognized by the University Grants Commission and the Bar Council of India. The vision of NLIU is to become one of the best centers of legal education, training and research in the world. Its mission is to develop and nurture the intellect for the betterment of the nation and humanity through law and justice. The University seeks to contribute to the national development by instilling a sense of responsibility among her students, while simultaneously cultivating in them the spirit of intellectual freedom, leadership quality and professional ethics.

About the Seminar Tribals in India are known for their unique cultural identities and diversified cultural mosaic in terms of language, dress, mores, folkways, customs, economy, polity, and ethnic-religious practices, etc. The population of tribals in the country is 10.45 million constituting 8.6 per cent of the total population as per census 2011, 47.9 per cent of which are women. While numerous measures were adopted by the policy makers, tribal India, in general and tribal women in particular continue to languish. Despite being active contributors to tribal economy, women in tribal society are placed at the lowest rungs of the socio-economic and political development. The non-recognition of the customary laws, discrimination and exclusion of their cultural ethos & eidos, and the deliberate attempt to implement the policies and programmes without taking into account the tribals needs and sentiments has threatened tribal culture and lifestyle. The National Law Institute University, Bhopal (M.P.) aims to organize a two-day National Seminar to discuss and deliberate the issues and perspectives related to the mainstreaming of tribal women in India on the following themes:

1.Customary Laws and Tribal Women

2.Gender injustice and Human Rights of Tribal Women

3.Tribal Women and Forest based Economy

4.Panchayat Raj Institutions and Tribal Women

5.Education, Health and Malnutrition in Tribal India

6.Multiculturalism and Tribal Women

In addition to the above main themes of the seminar, the participants are free to present papers on any other theme related to the issues and challenges of tribal women in India. Papers are invited from academicians, researchers, NGO representatives, government functionaries, research institutes and others working for the mainstreaming of tribal women in India. Selected papers will be published after due consultation with National Commission for Women, New Delhi.

Important Dates:

  • Last Date for Abstract submission – 31st January, 2020
  • Communication regarding selection of the abstract – 7th February, 2020
  • Last Date for Registration Fee – 15th February, 2020
  • Last Date for submission of full paper – 20th February, 2020

Registration Fee:

  • Academicians & Others – 1000/-
  • Students – 500/-

Bank Details:

  • A/C Holder Name: Director, National Law Institute University, Bhopal
  • Bank Name and Branch : Dena Bank, T.T. Nagar Branch, Bhopal
  • Bank A/C No. : 062510005196
  • IFSC Code No. : BKDN0810625

Registration Fee is to be deposited/credited through Net Banking/NEFT/RTGS. Please note that individual registration is required in case of co-authorship. Please also send the proof of bank transaction.

Submission of the abstract & full paper shall be made to the Organising Secretary at tribalseminar.nliu@gmail.com .

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