Safe Women, Safe Nation
A programme to find opportunities for change for safety of women through gender sensitization
at Welingkar Institute of Management Education & Research (WeSchool) on 26th Feb. 2013 at 6.00pm.

Violence against women is no longer a 'technical term', it's a reality of our everyday lives...

The UN General Assembly defines "violence against women" as "any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life." The 1993 Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women notes that' violence could be perpetrated by assailants of gender, family members and even the 'State' itself'. A UN resolution has designated 25th November as International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

While worldwide governments and organizations actively work to combat violence against women through a variety of programs, the march towards gender equality slowly progresses around the world, one disturbing issue remains unresolved — safety for women.  While countries like Afghanistan, Iran and Somalia are seen as the world's most unsafe for women, large segments of women do not feel safe even in the developed world. A recent survey by Gallup shows that in countries like the United States, where 82% of men feel comfortable going out at night, just 62% of women do. Gender inequality at the root, a culture of complicity combined with poverty and illiteracy are some of the issues that make Indian women more unsafe in their own country. For every Malala whose life is saved , there is a Bhavari Devi,  Aruna Shanbhag ,Ruchika Gihrotra, Neerja Bhanot, Sonali Mukherjee , Baby Falak and many more. The list does not really end with 'Nirbhaya'.

Weschool  takes a lead once again in bringing student-youth and the citizens of Mumbai together to address one of the country's most pressing social problems, discuss the complex issues involved  in the path to women empowerment, to find solutions for  preventive measures and redress mechanisms to make the women safe in the country.
A distinguished panel of speakers representing important pillars of society whose valuable thoughts will help to collectively strengthen this cause and lead towards creating a concrete action plan for society is the agenda for the day. E minent panelists representing different important stakeholders include Dr Rajan Welukar, Vice –Chancellor of University of Mumbai , Flavia Agnes- Women's rights Activist-lawyer , Mona Cheriyan-HR director- and member of the Advisory Board of ASK Investment Managers Pvt Ltd and  Dolly Thakore- Theater Director, Actress and  communication consultant.

The programme will be held at the Auditorium at the WeSchool campus, on
26th FEB 2013,AT


Established in 1977, Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research (WeSchool) features among the premier Business Schools in India. Run by charitable Trust S.P. Mandali, Pune, all across the state of Maharashtra, WeSchool is ranked 10th among the top private B-Schools, 8th in international linkages by Forbes India in their best Business School survey in July 2011 and ranked 16th in Economic Times - India Inc's Preferred B Schools survey 2011.

has grown from strength to strength under the leadership of Prof Dr Uday Salunkhe, Group director, by offering innovative pioneering management programs and also by contributing to the holistic development of its students by actively participating in projects of social importance like MUNIJAN, Mumbai Bhushan, Prayaas and the most recent, Global Peace initiative on 25th and 26th Nov 2012.  Prof Dr Uday Salunkhe is the recipient of several awards like Prof Dharni Sinha Memorial Award for "Excellence in Management Education" 2010, 'The BMA Outstanding Institute of Management Award", and the MIEDA award for 'Excellence in Education'. In August 2012, the Association of Indian Management Schools conferred upon him, the 'Ravi J.Mathai National Fellow Award' for his exemplary contribution to higher education and society at large.  And he also has the distinction of being chosen as a Fellow from India for Eisenhower Fellowships' 2012 South Asia Regional Program.

Read more: Countries Where Women Do Not Feel Safe - 24/7 Wall St. zz2I7w5g7Qp

Source: By E-mail (February 25, 2013)

Published on on February 25, 2013


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