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Venue: Library Hall, TISS, Mumbai
Organised by Justice and Care, in association with School of Law, Rights & Constitutional Governance, TISS, and Maharashtra State Commission for Women (MSCW)
Studies show that India has the highest number of child brides in the world. It is estimated that 27% of girls in India are married before their 18th birthday.1 Child Marriage is recognised as a gross violation of Child Rights, globally – a violation that has a negative impact on the physical growth, health, mental and emotional development of a Child. While both girls and boys are impacted by the practice of Child Marriages, the number of girls that are affected by this phenomenon is a much larger number.
Although National/State data do not make provisions to show the direct relations between Child Marriage and Human Trafficking, individual studies have shown that Child Marriage is one of the many excuses used to traffic young children.
Scope of the Consultation
The School of Law Rights and Constitutional Governance (SLRCG) has been has been working in partnership with Justice and Care and Maharashtra State Commission for Women (MSCW) since 2015.
Justice and Care, as part of its policy initiatives to fight Human Trafficking, has been commissioned by the Maharashtra State Commission for Women (MSCW) to conduct a research on “Child Marriage vis a vis Trafficking : Maharashtra”. As part of this research, Justice and Care, in collaboration with School of Law Rights and Constitutional Governance (SLRCG), TISS, and the CSO Coalition to end Child Marriages in India plan to host a consultation on the said topic.
Partnerships for the Consultation
Justice and Care is an active member of the CSO Coalition to end Child Marriages in India, working closely with the Human Rights and Child Rights Commissions. Justice and Care proposes to host this consultation in close partnership with the following members:
The objective of such a partnership is to ensure the involvement of a plethora of experienced individuals working in the sector, to make discussions reach its objective and contribute positively to the above mentioned research.
Objective of the Consultation
The objective of the Consultation is two fold in nature:
The layout of consultation proposed as follows:
Who Can Participate
Academicians, Students, NGOs, Social Workers, Bureaucrats, Professionals, Researchers etc. from various fields of law and/or social work, allied subjects and multi-disciplinary fields are invited to contribute to the Consultation.
About Justice and Care
Justice and Care is an anti human trafficking organisation working in collaboration with the Government to rescue, rehabilitate and reintegrate victims of human trafficking. Further, the organisation works with the Government to prosecute perpetrators of this crime. Justice and Care also undertakes policy advocacy initiatives aimed at improving the interface of these victims with the Criminal Justice System.
About School of Law, TISS, Maharashtra
In pursuance of the TISS mission of creating a people-centered and just society that promotes equality, justice and human rights for all, the School of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance (SLRCG) was set up at the Mumbai Campus in June 2012. The vision and mission of the School is to advance socially relevant legal education and promote human rights education. The School aims to promote socio-legal research, teaching and outreach focusing on access to justice and human rights education with the perspective of bringing social science/social work into legal research and teachings, policy analysis, advocacy and legislative reforms which is first of its kind in India.
Proposed Date and Venue
Date: 24th April 2018
Time: 9.30 am to 5.00 pm
Guidelines for submission of Abstracts
Abstracts may be submitted to the Conveners of the Consultation:
Ms. Saumya Rai: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Nancy Sara: email@example.com
Registration Fee and Download Registration Form
For Further information contact :
Ms. Nancy Sara, Justice and Care, Contact: +91 7045656372, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Saumya Rai, Assistant Professor, SLRCG, TISS, Contact: +91 9555637666, email@example.com
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