Legal Empowerment of Women: Panel Discussion


|| Legal Empowerment of Women: Panel Discussion ||

Location: St Antony's College



Women in India, and around the world, have faced, and continue to face, the insecurity and violence which accompany large-scale impunity for offenders, the absence of effective justice delivery systems and unreformed security sectors.

Addressing these problems involves improving legal systems, and also looking at many fundamental aspects of women’s empowerment such as making sure women have: greater access to knowledge and resources independence in decision-making; and the ability to live their lives unconstrained by cultural and religious customs and traditional beliefs.
The empowerment of women is not just a legal process, but one in which existing norms and cultures must be challenged to more effectively promote the wellbeing of women. It is not enough simply to propose new laws, or even to defend old ones. Careful thought must be given to how laws can be effectively implemented but also to how fundamental and extreme political and cultural forces can be tackled and shifted.

This Panel Discussion, which involves those at the very pinnacle of the legal profession in India, is a step towards building a global community to address issues concerning the rights and empowerment of women in India and around the world. Through the vigorous exchange of ideas, we strive to facilitate a better understanding of laws governing the rights of women; to develop new approaches to policy; and to influence the development of laws and practices concerning women’s empowerment.

Panel:

Ms Meenakshi Arora
Sr. Advocate, Supreme Court of India

Mr Harish Salve
Former Solicitor General of India
Sr. Advocate, Supreme Court of India

Mr Mohan Parasaran
Former Solicitor General of India
Sr. Advocate, Supreme Court of India

Mr Rajiv K. Luthra
Founder and Managing Partner, Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

Mr Mahesh Jethmalani
Sr. Advocate, Supreme Court of India

Ms Tanvi Dubey
Advocate, Supreme Court of India

Moderator:
Professor Faisal Devji
Director, Asian Studies Centre, St Antony’s College.

The event is free and open to all.
See you there!