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Dear friends and honourable colleagues,

Greetings and good wishes from phenomenological fraternity! Centre for Phenomenological Studies (www.phenomenology.in) in association with the Department of Philosophy, ​Loyola College, Chennai, organizes a three-day workshop aimed at an intensive study of Phenomenology of Time Consciousness – Husserl and Heidegger  on  2019 January 28-30 (Monday to Wednesday). The workshop is open to all scholars interested in the phenomenological philosophy of (Edmund) Husserl and (Martin) Heidegger.

​P​articipants will have an opportunity to present papers in the workshop on day one and two after dinner.

Resource Persons

Lectures on Heidegger’s treatment of time consciousness will be delivered by
Dr Thomas Kalariparambil. He did his doctorate on the fundamental ontology of Martin Heidegger at Albert-Ludwigs Universität, Freiburg, Germany. He teaches Philosophy in Bangalore, Pune, and Aluva. He is the author of the book “Das befindliche Verstehen und die Seinsfrage,” co-translator of Heidegger’s Mindfulness and has published over 25 philosophical articles in International Journals. He is also one of the associate editors of Heidegger Studies, an International Journal published from Germany. He is currently working on a book on Heidegger’s God-question against the backdrop of post-metaphysical debates on the topic.

Lectures on Husserl’s understanding on time will be delivered by
Dr V. C. Thomas who is familiar to the Phenomenological fraternity. He was formerly the Professor of Philosophy and Dean, School of Humanities, Pondicherry University. He is currently working on his book: The Essentials of Husserl–Studies in Transcendental Phenomenology.

The Venue of the Workshop
The Venue of the Workshop is Satya Nilayam, 201 Kalki Krishnmurthy Road, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai-600041. Accommodation is limited to 25 persons.

Dates of the Workshop
Monday 28-30 January 2019 (Monday to Wednesday)

Fees for the Workshop

Rs. 2000/- for board and lodge which includes registration and study materials.
Day-scholars: Rs. 1000/- which includes registration, lunch and coffee for all the days. Fees may be paid directly on arrival.

Contact Persons
Dr V.C. Thomas
Email: ashishantony@yahoo.com / Mobile: 9500578132

Dr E.P. Mathew   
Email: mathewelanji@gmail.com / Mobile: 8610717137

Dr James Kurien

Email: jameskmcc@gmail.com

Centre for Phenomenological Studies 
41, Marai Malai Adigal Street
Shanti Nagar, Lawspet

Pondicherry  605008  India

NB: A brief but informative write up on time consciousness in Husserl and Heidegger can be seen in our website.

Yours sincerely

V. C. Thomas

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Darśana Gyāna Sangam

A Teacher’s Meet cum  National Conference on

REVITALIZATION OF INDIAN PHILOSOPHY: DECOLONIZATION OF INDIAN MIND

Organized by Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR) 

& Prajna Pravah

October 13-14, 2018, Delhi

Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR) in collaboration with Prajna Pravah is organizing a national conference on the theme “REVITALIZATION OF INDIAN PHILOSOPHY: DECOLONIZATION OF INDIAN MIND”. The purpose of this conference is to bring ‘India-rootedness; in our modes of philosophizing. It aims to bring back Indian-ness in the study and teaching of and research in Indian Philosophy in Indigenous way in its letter and spirit. The ancient Indian intellectual tradition with its varied academic domains like culture and civilization, spirituality and ethics, social, political and economic thought, mathematics and natural sciences, art and literature, and education system etc. were guided by the indigenous Indian thought, which is more appropriately called ‘Darśana.’ But sadly today we Indians ourselves have pushed our own ancient Indian Philosophical Tradition to the background. It is a common knowledge that under foreign rules our indigenous tradition to the background. It is common knowledge that under foreign rules our indigenous tradition was distorted and declared primitive and worthless and the Western ‘categories’ became the standard of expounding and evaluating the Indian basic concepts and discourses. Consequently, the cultural imposition of the West has devastated every aspect of our glorious culture and civilization. Even after seventy years of our independence form the British rule, the Indian minds have not yet been decolonized and achieve ‘Swaraj’ in our thought process so far. 

The present conference has a needed task of exploration of and revisiting the basic Indian Philosophical concepts and theories for both revitalizing them and replacing the modern western categories with these renewed ones. We have to be alive to our own intellectual discourses, and rebut the false claim of superiority of Western over India’s entire cultural and intellectual domain. 

Below are some of the subthemes to help the participants choose a topic of their choice to write a scholarly research-based paper. Only selected papers will be presented.

Sub-Themes

  1. 1. DarśanikaCintana: Svarupa, Diśa and prayojana.
  2. 2. Darśana and Ideology
  3. 3. Dharma and Religion
  4. 4. Indo-centric vis-à-vis euro-centric mind –set
  5. 5. Nation, rajya, Rastra and Rashtriyata
  6. 6. Indian spiritual and ethical values
  7. 7. Philosophy as foundation of all cognitive enterprises 
  8. 8. Philosophical counselling 
  9. 9. Philosophy-teaching at school level 
  10. 10. Focus on development of philosophy in North East India
  11. 11. Status of women in Indian Philosophy and Culture
  12. 12. Unique Indian Terms and their possible translations
  13. 13. Indian philosophy and Contemporary Challenges

Important Dates:

Submission of Full Paper with abstract: 30th September, 2018

             Acceptance Notification:                               05th  October, 2018

Interested faculty member from College/University/Institutions etc. may please send their Papers (Hindi or English in a single file word or PDF only) along with brief CV via email to decolonizingindianmind@yahoo.com with a copy to seminar.icpr@gmail.com 

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“North East India: Exploring Philosophy, Culture and Environmental Sustainability”….. Details…..

Brochure NEI 2019

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“Law Mantra” (headquarters New Delhi) (Registration No 150 in Book No.4 Vol No 3, 603 0f 2018) is not for profit organisation running for the purpose of enhancing legal academics and legal awareness in the society and in the practice of the same.

“Law Mantra” is a body of Jurists, Advocates, Academicians and Students running for the purpose of enhancing legal academics and legal awareness in the society and in the practice of the same. We at Law Mantra enable people to take responsibility for the situation of the deprived Indian women and children and so motivate them to seek resolution through individual and collective action thereby enabling women and children to realize their full potential.

 

Law Mantra runs under the guidance of Hon’ble Justice Mr. Deepak Verma, Rtd. Judge, Hon’ble Supreme Court of India as Chief-Patron and Advisory Board Consists of Prof.(Dr.) Mool Chand Sharma, Founder and Former, Vice-Chancellor, Central University Haryana; Justice N.C Sil, Former Judge, Calcutta High Court & Former Acting Chairperson, W.B.H.R.C; Prof.(Dr.) M.P Singh, Chancellor, Central University, Haryana; Prof.(Dr.) Ranvir Singh, Vice-Chancellor, National Law University, Delhi; Prof. (Dr.) R. Venkata Rao, Vice-Chancellor, National Law School of India University, Nagarbhavi, Bangalore; Prof. Koh Kheng Lian, Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, Member Advisory Committee, Asia- Pacific Centre for Environmental Law; Prof.(Dr.) Faizan Mustaffa, Vice Chancellor, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad; Prof. (Dr.) A. Lakshminath, Former Vice Chancellor, Chanakya National Law University, Patna; Prof. (Dr.) Paramjit S. Jaswal, Vice-Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab; Prof.(Dr.) Vijender Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur; Prof. (Dr.) Sukh Pal Singh, Vice-Chancellor, H.N.L.U, Raipur; Prof.(Dr.) Bhavani Prasad Panda, Vice Chancellor, MNLU, Mumbai; Prof. (Dr.) Subir K Bhatnagar, Vice-Chancellor, RMLNLU, Lucknow; Prof. (Dr.) Manoj Kumar Sinha, Director, Indian Institute of Law, New Delhi; Prof.(Dr.) J.S Patil, Vice-Chancellor, National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam; Prof. (Dr.) V. Vijayakumar, Vice-Chancellor, NLIU Bhopal; Prof.(Dr.) S. Surya Prakash, Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad; Prof. (Dr.) Rose Varghese, National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi; Prof.(Dr.) Nandimath O.V., Registrar, N.L.S.I.U, Bangalore; Prof.(Dr.) G.S Bajpai, Registrar, National Law University, Delhi; Prof.(Dr.) G.I.S. Sandhu, Registrar, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab; Prof. (Dr.) Mukund Sarda, Principal & Dean, New Law College, Pune; Prof. (Dr.) Naresh Kumar Vats, Professor of Law, HOD and Chairman-CPGLS,, Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur; Mr. Deepak Thakur, Partner, HSA, Mumbai; Ms. Madhurima Mukherjee, Senior Partner, AZB, New Delhi; Ms.Nisha Kaur Uberoi, Ex-Partner, Amarchand Mangaldas , Mumbai; Mr. Rajan Raj, Partner, Luthra and Luthra, New Delhi; Mr Tom Valenti, Intentional Arbitrator, and other luminaries from the legal fraternity.

 

About Centre for Advanced Studies in Human Rights (CASIHR), Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law RGNUL), Punjab

 

The RGNUL has established a Center for Advanced Studies in Human Rights (CASIHR) to undertake and promote advanced study and research in the emerging trends relating this area. With human rights and the principle of respect for human dignity at its core and taking many cross-cutting issues into consideration

 

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), is a National Law University located at Patiala, Punjab, India. It was established in 2006 by the Punjab Government (Punjab Act No. 12 of 2006) as a university dedicated to the field of Legal Education.

 

About Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur

Maharashtra National Law University Nagpur (MNLU Nagpur) is a National Law University located at Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. It is the 19th National Law University established in India by The Maharashtra National Law University Act 2014, passed by Maharashtra Legislature under the Maharashtra Act No VI of 2014.

 

Human Rights & Persons with Disabilities

The great German Philosopher Immanuel Kant has quoted that human beings are rational beings, therefore worthy of dignity and respect. Every individual has the basic right to live a dignified life and to exercise his freedoms and choices. The same phrase is equally applicable to persons with disabilities. But despite of this fact, persons with disabilities are subjected to discrimination. The one major factor of such discrimination is stigmatized societal attitude.

 

A mechanism of social integration of persons with disabilities has been made by following different international conventions and documents. Now world has joined to consider disability jurisprudence as an inseparable part of the international law. Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Declaration on the Rights of Disabled Persons and Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities are few important documents justifying the aforementioned proposition.

 

In a recent report of WHO, an estimated 10% of the world’s population –approximately 650 million people, of which 200 million are children, experiences some form of disability. The number of people with disabilities is growing as a result of different factors including population growth, ageing and medical advances that preserve and prolong life.

 

Across the world, people with disabilities have poorer health outcomes, lower education achievements, less economic participation and higher rates of poverty than people without disabilities. This is partly because people with disabilities are facing barriers in accessing services that many of us have long taken for granted. These services mainly include health, education, employment, transport and information. These difficulties are exacerbated in less advantaged communities.

 

To achieve the long-lasting, vastly better development prospects that also lie at the heart of the 2015 Millennium Development Goals and beyond, we must empower people living with disabilities and remove the barriers which prevent them participating in their communities; getting a quality education, finding decent work, and having their voices heard.

 

People with disabilities report seeking more health care then people with without disabilities and have greater unmet needs. For example a recent survey of people with serious mental illness showed that between 35% and 50% of people in developed countries and between 76% and 85% in developing countries received no treatment in the year prior to study. Health promotion and prevention activities seldom target people with disabilities. For example women with disabilities receives less screening for breast and cervical cancer than women without disabilities. People with intellectual disabilities are less likely to have their weight checked. Adolescents and adults with disabilities are more likely to be excluded from sex education programs. These factors from world report on disability by World Health Organization clearly indicates that there is need to work at the ground level so that persons with disabilities can enjoy their human rights without any difference from others.

 

The present seminar is aiming at highlighting different issues underlining disability jurisprudence from human rights perspective. We welcome different stakeholders including persons with disabilities, disability law activists, academicians, researchers, lawyers, medical professionals and bureaucrats. This seminar is a noble initiation of Law Mantra in association with RGNUL Punjab through its Research Centre for Advanced Studies in Human Rights, upcoming Centre for Disability Studies and Health Laws and MNLU, Nagpur. We are considering this seminar as a platform to initiate a RIGHT discourse, expecting thought provoking, multidisciplinary, quality research papers.

 

Themes for Seminar

  • Social Integration and Challenges
  • Human Rights of women, children & sex workers
  • Discrimination and Human Rights violation
  • The role of National Human Right Commission in promotion and protection of Human Right
  • Human Rights of Indigenous people
  • Mob Lynching and Vigilantism
  • Conflict between IPR/Business Law and Human Rights
  • Disability as a Social Impairment
  • Social Model of Disabilities and Human Rights
  • Disability and Human Rights: Legal Framework
  • International Humanitarian Law and Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • Healthcare and Disability
  • Medical Professionals and Interaction with Persons with Disabilities
  • Reproductive Rights of Women with Disabilities: International Human Rights Perspective
  • Right to Education and Persons with Disabilities
  • Right to Employment and Disability
  • Healthcare and Treatment of Persons with Disabilities: A Issue of Consent
  • Healthcare and Privacy Issues related to Persons with Disabilities
  • Comparative study on Disability Laws and Policies
  • Indian Laws and UNCRPD: Future of Disability Laws

 

Note:These Themes are not exhaustive; Authors are open to work on any topic related to above-mentioned theme.

 

Procedure for Submission of Abstracts:

Abstract (of about 250 words) should be sent as an attachment in a word file. Abstracts will be peer reviewed before they are accepted. The following information, in the given format, should be send along with the Abstract:

·     Name of the Participant

·     Official Designation/Institution Details

·     Address and Email id

·     Title of Abstract

·     Abstract

 

The subject line of Email should read as: ‘Abstract Submission for International Seminar on Human Rights & Persons with Disabilities”.

 

Guidelines for Paper Submission

·     The title of the paper should be followed by Name, Designation, Name of the Organization / University / Institution and Email address. It is mandatory to mention Email address, as all future correspondence will be through it.

·     Name and details of Co-author, if any.

·     The paper should be typed in MS WORD format (preferably 2007 
or 2010).

·     The paper must be in single column lay out with margins justified 
on both sides.

·     The sub heading should be in font size 12, bold and Times New 
Roman, left aligned.

·     The main text should be in font size 12, Normal, Times New 
Roman, 1.5 spacing and Justified.

·     The length of paper should not exceed 6,000 words (including 
footnotes). Exceeding the word limit may lead to rejection of 
papers.

·     All references must be in the form of footnotes with font size 10 
and should be according to the Bluebook 19th Edition.

 

Publication Opportunity

All papers accepted for the conference will be published in UGC Referred Book bearing ISBN, CASIHR Journal on Human Rights Practice (JHRP) by RGNUL, Contemporary Law and Policy Review – NLU Nagpur, International Journal of Legal Research and Governance and Law Mantra Journal. (If Selected for Publication in UGC Referred Book bearing ISBN,Publication Charge will be Extra as Per bill of Publication House).

 

REGISTRATION FEE FOR PRESENTATION OF PAPER
Students Rs 1500/-
Faculties/Professionals/Research Scholars/Others Rs 2000/-
Presentation in Absentia for Students Rs 2000/-
Presentation in Absentia Faculties/Professionals/Research Scholars/Others Rs 2500/-
REGISTRATION FEE FOR ATTENDING THE SEMINAR
Students Rs 800/-
Faculties/Professionals/Research Scholars/Others Rs 1200/-
IMPORTANT DATE
Submission of Abstract 05thOctober, 2018 (Extended)
Confirmation of abstract selection 07thOctober, 2018 (Extended)
Registration 20thOctober, 2018
Submission of Full paper 27thNovember, 2018
Seminar Date 2nd December, 2018

 

Who Should Attend?

Students, Research Scholars/Faculties/Academicians, Disability Rights Activist,Corporate Delegates, Business entities, Lawyers.

 

Rules for the Participants:

·     No abstract or full paper shall be accepted after the last date of submission respectively.

·     Participants / Paper Presenters have to register after the acceptance of abstract with payment of required fees.

·     For participation, registration is mandatory on confirmation of the participation. Only registered participants will be allowed to take part in Conference.

·     All the registered participants will be provided a participation certificate, conference kit, lunch and tea.

 

Note: The authors and Co-authors both have register separately

 

The registration fee includes conference kit, lunch, High Tea, entry to all Technical session, and Certificates.

 

Registration:Submit your abstract to editor.lawmantra@gmail.com with Subject line ‘Human Rights &Persons with Disabilities”.

 

Coordination & Organizing Committee:

1.   Prof. (Dr.) Naresh Kumar Vats, Professor, HoD & Chairman-CPGLS, Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur.

2.   Dr. Shilpa Jain, Assistant Professor of Law, RGNUL Punjab.

3.   Mr. Sachin Sharma, Assistant Professor of Law, RGNUL Punjab.

4.   Mr. Kishor Kumar Mishra, President, Law Mantra.

5.   Prof.AmanRameshwar Mishra, (Vice-President, Trustee).

6.   Mr. Shailender Kumar, (Trustee, Director).

7.   Mr.Aditya Mishra, (Managing Trustee, Founder/Settlor Law Mantra).

8.   Ms.Akansha Jain, (Joint Secretary, Trustee).

9.   Mr.Nishant Chauhan, (Director, Litigation).

10.Mr.Nivesh Sharma, (Director, Academics).

11.Mr. Sagar Jaiswal.

Contact:

For any queries, feel free to drop email to editor.lawmantra@gmail.com Human Rights & Persons with Disabilities or call on +91- 9310053923,              +91-9667822453.

Website: http://lawmantra.co.in/law-mantra-events/

 

Date: 2ndDecember, 2018

Venue: Indian Law Institute, Bhagwan Dass Road, New Delhi.

Download:

LAW MANTRA Disability 2018LAW MANTRA Disability 2018Registration Form For ParticipationSeminar Registration Form For Presentation

 

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In an ideal democracy, the State mechanism is designed to determine the problem areas for its people and resolve them through necessary policy action. People and their well being is thus at the core of an exemplary public policy mechanism, which is why proactive mass action can determine the fate of the policies that the State sets out to formulate. It is hence crucial that people demand policies on existing realities that require urgent attention of the State because unless such issues garner public attention, the State can’t recognise their expanse at a scale that deserves carefully crafted policies.

At LexQuest, we believe that in the world’s largest democracy, effective public participation can turn our policy making into a transparent, accountable and smooth process where the government can acknowledge issues that the people heed and demand to be resolved.

But how can people learn enough about issues that deserve attention? How can mass action and effective public participation be ensured? How can civilians come together to determine policy actions?

Through LexQuest Foundation’s new initiative- Civic Architects: The Policy Generation Group, we promise to answer all your questions as we invite you for comprehensive sessions which will:

  • Educate you about issues that need your attention.
  • Enable you to think of policy solutions to deal with the menace such issues cause.
  • Initiate you into the space of effective mass action.

Civic Architects will thus bring together civilians who will architect policy solutions to assist, aid and accentuate the necessary course of action required on issues that remain unnoticed even as they lurk on the fringes jeopardising the well being of many of our people. We call upon all those of you who intend to make a difference by changing the discourse of public participation and demystifying the idea of active citizenry.

 

Call For Action: Right to Menstrual Health

 

As soon as women attain the age of puberty, their bodies buck up for an ever evolving phase of the reproductive cycle. The biology behind menstruation isn’t that simple to explain, as different women face different symptoms, conditions and problems related to their monthly menstrual cycles. What remains uniform though, is the fact of bleeding every month and undergoing several physical, psychological and physiological changes of the most unavoidable and inconvenient (to say the least) kind, every single month.

 

While in nature, all females of the mammal class undergo menstruation, human beings make it worse for their females in how they treat, receive and perceive menstruation and menstruating women in the society.

 

India is a country where attaining puberty calls for ceremonies celebrating fertility (in certain regions) but the routine affair of bleeding renders the woman impure, the act filthy and the subject embarrassing enough to acknowledge or talk about. There is enough literature on how menstruation is a taboo in India, and how that fact adversely affects women’s health in the country, but what has escaped our attention is how there are no policies in place to support this process.

 

Why aren’t sanitary pads easily accessible and affordable? Why is ensuring healthy menstrual cycles by establishing period friendly public spaces not a part of any government’s agenda? What does creating a period friendly space entail? Why is menstrual health not a part of reproductive rights? Why is the insensitivity rooted in unreasonable taboos around menstruation still widely prevalent? Is it only a woman’s problem and not the society’s? Do women need to miss their schools, colleges and offices when on their periods? Why isn’t “Period Leave” an option that all women can avail? Why should women made to feel guilty or embarrassed about their period? Is the inconvenience of menstruation about gender discrimination and patriarchy? Is demanding the Right to Menstrual Health an “over-sensitive feminist fantasy” or a basic Human Rights issue, in need of immediate attention?

 

These are some of the questions that we shall seek answers and policy solutions to, at the next chapter of Civic Architects: The Policy Generation Group. As we believe that every little act of sensitisation starts with acknowledgement of an existing reality as a problem, we intend to initiate a conversation that effectively addresses the lack of sensitivity and liberty that we as a  society, a culture and most importantly a democracy subject our menstruating women to.

 

Join us, as we enable acknowledgment, awareness and revelations surrounding menstrual health by putting an entire gamut of issues under a scanner, before we set out to demand and devise the much needed policies for the Right to Menstrual Health in India.

 

Deadline for Application: 23rd October, 2018

 

Event Date: 28th October, 2018

 

Takeaways:

  • Engage with civil society entrepreneurs, government personnel, grassroot workers and lawyers.
  • Elaborate discourse on issues that need urgent attention for empowered action from your end.
  • Knowledge dispensation through interactive pedagogical methodology.
  • Socratic Group Discussions for effective reflections.
  • Device efficacious policy solutions which will be collated and sent to the Government.
  • The Top 3 Civic Architects will get to work with us closely, on formulating and compiling the Policy Recommendations to be sent to the relevant Ministry. Their names will also be included in the Working Document.
  • Each participant will be eligible to receive a Certificate of Participation.
  • Each participant will be eligible to receive a Concession in Fees and First Preference for our successive events.

 

Fees: Rs 800 per Participant. [This is inclusive of Registration, Certificate, Architect’s Kit and Snacks].

 

Venue: Vasant Kunj, New Delhi

 

Method of Selection: Fill this form to be considered for selection. As the seat intake is limited, we will follow the ‘first come, first serve’ approach.

 

Contact Details:

Email ID: events.lexquest@gmail.com

Contact Numbers: +91-8448922751 | +91-7042068202 | +91-9929451140

 

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In an ideal democracy, the State mechanism is designed to determine the problem areas for its people and resolve them through necessary policy action. People and their well being is thus at the core of an exemplary public policy mechanism, which is why proactive mass action can determine the fate of the policies that the State sets out to formulate. It is hence crucial that people demand policies on existing realities that require urgent attention of the State because unless such issues garner public attention, the State can’t recognise their expanse at a scale that deserves carefully crafted policies.

At LexQuest, we believe that in the world’s largest democracy, effective public participation can turn our policy making into a transparent, accountable and smooth process where the government can acknowledge issues that the people heed and demand to be resolved.

But how can people learn enough about issues that deserve attention? How can mass action and effective public participation be ensured? How can civilians come together to determine policy actions?

Through LexQuest Foundation’s new initiative- Civic Architects: The Policy Generation Group, we promise to answer all your questions as we invite you for comprehensive sessions which will:

  • Educate you about issues that need your attention.
  • Enable you to think of policy solutions to deal with the menace such issues cause.
  • Initiate you into the space of effective mass action.

Civic Architects will thus bring together civilians who will architect policy solutions to assist, aid and accentuate the necessary course of action required on issues that remain unnoticed even as they lurk on the fringes jeopardising the well being of many of our people. We call upon all those of you who intend to make a difference by changing the discourse of public participation and demystifying the idea of active citizenry.

 

Call For Action: Right to Menstrual Health

 

As soon as women attain the age of puberty, their bodies buck up for an ever evolving phase of the reproductive cycle. The biology behind menstruation isn’t that simple to explain, as different women face different symptoms, conditions and problems related to their monthly menstrual cycles. What remains uniform though, is the fact of bleeding every month and undergoing several physical, psychological and physiological changes of the most unavoidable and inconvenient (to say the least) kind, every single month.

 

While in nature, all females of the mammal class undergo menstruation, human beings make it worse for their females in how they treat, receive and perceive menstruation and menstruating women in the society.

 

India is a country where attaining puberty calls for ceremonies celebrating fertility (in certain regions) but the routine affair of bleeding renders the woman impure, the act filthy and the subject embarrassing enough to acknowledge or talk about. There is enough literature on how menstruation is a taboo in India, and how that fact adversely affects women’s health in the country, but what has escaped our attention is how there are no policies in place to support this process.

 

Why aren’t sanitary pads easily accessible and affordable? Why is ensuring healthy menstrual cycles by establishing period friendly public spaces not a part of any government’s agenda? What does creating a period friendly space entail? Why is menstrual health not a part of reproductive rights? Why is the insensitivity rooted in unreasonable taboos around menstruation still widely prevalent? Is it only a woman’s problem and not the society’s? Do women need to miss their schools, colleges and offices when on their periods? Why isn’t “Period Leave” an option that all women can avail? Why should women made to feel guilty or embarrassed about their period? Is the inconvenience of menstruation about gender discrimination and patriarchy? Is demanding the Right to Menstrual Health an “over-sensitive feminist fantasy” or a basic Human Rights issue, in need of immediate attention?

 

These are some of the questions that we shall seek answers and policy solutions to, at the next chapter of Civic Architects: The Policy Generation Group. As we believe that every little act of sensitisation starts with acknowledgement of an existing reality as a problem, we intend to initiate a conversation that effectively addresses the lack of sensitivity and liberty that we as a  society, a culture and most importantly a democracy subject our menstruating women to.

 

Join us, as we enable acknowledgment, awareness and revelations surrounding menstrual health by putting an entire gamut of issues under a scanner, before we set out to demand and devise the much needed policies for the Right to Menstrual Health in India.

 

Deadline for Application: 23rd October, 2018

 

Event Date: 28th October, 2018

 

Takeaways:

  • Engage with civil society entrepreneurs, government personnel, grassroot workers and lawyers.
  • Elaborate discourse on issues that need urgent attention for empowered action from your end.
  • Knowledge dispensation through interactive pedagogical methodology.
  • Socratic Group Discussions for effective reflections.
  • Device efficacious policy solutions which will be collated and sent to the Government.
  • The Top 3 Civic Architects will get to work with us closely, on formulating and compiling the Policy Recommendations to be sent to the relevant Ministry. Their names will also be included in the Working Document.
  • Each participant will be eligible to receive a Certificate of Participation.
  • Each participant will be eligible to receive a Concession in Fees and First Preference for our successive events.

 

Fees: Rs 800 per Participant. [This is inclusive of Registration, Certificate, Architect’s Kit and Snacks].

 

Venue: Vasant Kunj, New Delhi

 

Method of Selection: Fill this form to be considered for selection. As the seat intake is limited, we will follow the ‘first come, first serve’ approach.

 

Contact Details:

Email ID: events.lexquest@gmail.com

Contact Numbers: +91-8448922751 | +91-7042068202 | +91-9929451140

 

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Indian Council Of Philosophical Research (ICPR) Jobs

Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR) Invites Application for Director, Programme Officer Recruitment 2018

Indian Council Of Philosophical Research (ICPR)
invites applications for recruitment of Director (Administration and Finance)

Director (Administration and Finance)

Job Location:
M.B. Road, Near Batra Hospital,, New Delhi, 110062 New Delhi
Last Date: 30th September 2018
Full-time / Part-time / Contract / temporary / seasonal / internship

Number of Vacancy: 1 Posts

Educational Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree of a recognized University with a good academic record.

Experience: At least 10 years’ experience of Administration and Finance, out of which at least 5 years’ experience should be in a post not lower than the scale of pay of Rs.10,000-325- 15,200 (pre-revised pay scale) in Central or State Governments or Universities, Research Institutes, Autonomous Bodies, Public Enterprises, etc.

Pay Scale:
INR
78800-209200/- Per Month

Age Limit: 50 years.

How to Apply:

The application complete in all respect must be sent to The Member-Secretary, Indian Council of Philosophical Research, 36 Tughlakabad Institutional Area, M.B. Road, New Delhi – 110062 latest by September 30, 2018.

Important Dates:

Published on: 31st August 2018

Last date for application is: 30th September 2018

For more details, please refer to official notification at Download Official Notification

Indian Council Of Philosophical Research (ICPR)
invites applications for recruitment of Programme Officer

Programme Officer

Job Location:
M.B. Road, Near Batra Hospital,, New Delhi, 110062 New Delhi
Last Date: 30th September 2018
Full-time / Part-time / Contract / temporary / seasonal / internship

Number of Vacancy: 1 Posts

Educational Qualification:
(i) A Doctorate Degree or research work of an equally high standard in philosophy, and
(ii) Consistently good academic record with first or high second class Master’s Degree in Philosophy from an Indian University or an equivalent Degree from a foreign University.

Experience: Three years of research or teaching experience.

Pay Scale:
INR
56100-177500/- Per Month

Age Limit: 40 years.

How to Apply:

The application complete in all respect must be sent to The Member-Secretary, Indian Council of Philosophical Research, 36 Tughlakabad Institutional Area, M.B. Road, New Delhi – 110062 latest by September 30, 2018.

Important Dates:

Published on: 31st August 2018

Last date for application is: 30th September 2018

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