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One-day National Online Seminar on “Elimination of Violence against Women: Issues and Solutions” by UILS, Punjab : Submit Now!!

University Institute of Legal Studies is organizing a one-day National Online Seminar on “Elimination of Violence against Women: Issues and Solutions” for students to sensitize young minds about the need for the elimination of violence against women, to deliberate on issues related to it, and find solutions that women are not subjected to abuse and violence in any form. The seminar is scheduled on December 13,2020 under the supervision of Prof. (Dr.) Raj Kumar, Chief Patron, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh; Dr. Rajinder Kaur, Director, University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh and Dr. Pushpinder Kaur, Faculty Coordinator, Associate Professor (Law), University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh.


One of the oldest Universities in India, the Panjab University (PU) initiated at Lahore in 1882, has a long tradition of pursuing excellence in teaching and research in science and technology, humanities, social sciences, performing arts and sports. The glorious traditions of the University established during more than 133 years of its long service to the nation since its inception are a source of inspiration for the present generation of faculty members and students. Panjab University has been accredited with a CGPA of 3.35 on a four-point scale at A Grade valid for 5 years from 25/06/2015. It ranked 1st among Universities of India and 38th in Asia, Times Higher Education Asian University rankings 2015. It ranked number one University in India and the bracket 276300 internationally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2014-2015 powered by Thomson Reuters. It ranked 39th by the Times Higher Education among BRICS & Emerging Economies.


University Institute of Legal Studies (UILS) was established as the constituent department of Panjab University, in the academic session 2004-05. During a short period, it has emerged as one of the premier legal Institutes with a unique blend of tradition and modernity. Students are trained in the essence of the substantive laws, techniques of procedural laws, methods of client counselling and skills in legal and social sciences research, etc. The Moot Court Competitions, Client Counselling Sessions, Quiz Contests, Seminars, Group Discussions and Extension Lectures, etc. are a regular feature of the academic calendar of the Institute. The Institute’s Legal Aid Clinic, which provides free legal services to the economically weaker sections of the society as a part of the community outreach programme of the Institute, also offers opportunities to the students to work in co-ordination with practicing lawyers.


Violence against women and girls is a major human rights issue. Violence against women occurs throughout the life cycle pre-birth, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood to old age. Its effect goes from immediate too long haul numerous physical, sexual, and mental, emotional, ramifications for women and girls, including death. It adversely influences women’s overall prosperity and keeps them from completely participating in society. The violence exists in the form of assault, battery, sexual harassment, outraging the modesty of a woman, cruelty, harassment, dowry death, honor killing, trafficking, acid attacks, genital mutilation, forced prostitution, domestic violence, rape, war crimes, etc. Violence has negative ramifications for women as well as their families, the community, and the nation at large. It has colossal expenses, from more noteworthy medical services and legal costs.

Most of the countries in the world have enacted laws against domestic violence, rape, and other forms of violence. Difficulties remain anyway in implementing these laws. Insufficient is done to forestall savagery, and when it happens, it often goes unpunished. The delay in the administration of justice does not have the impact of deterrence. Despite the establishment of special courts, it takes years to decide the cases, Nirbhaya case is a classic example of this.

The fear of stigma, the family and social pressures, fear of losing the job, the unfriendly administrative and legal procedures also prevents women from reporting the cases or taking them to any logical conclusions. Though social media has also helped the women to raise voice against different kinds of violence committed against the in-form #MeToo, #TimesUp, #Niunamenos, #NotOneMore, #BalanceTonPorc. The unheard and unreported incidents of abuse and violence came to the picture though many of them did not help in securing justice to the victim due to delay in bringing these cases to highlight. There is no respite in violence against women, incidents of trafficking, sexual abuse, rape have been continuously increasing in several countries including India.

On 25 November 1960, the Mirabal sisters (PatriaMirabal, Minerva Mirabal and Maria Teresa Mirabal) were brutally assassinated because of their identity as women and activists. Their only offense was fighting for their rights against the Dominican dictator, Rafael Trujillo (1930-1961). The assassination of the Mirabal sisters turned into a symbol of feminist resistance. In 1999, in the sisters’ honor, the United Nations General Assembly designated 25 November the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. International agreements such as the Convention on the Elimination All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), in particular through General Recommendations 12 and 19 and the 1993 UN Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women, uphold the right of women to live free from violence.


Research Papers are invited from students of undergraduate, postgraduate courses and research scholars on the issues related to the main theme and the sub-themes mentioned below:

Authors of the selected papers will be given an opportunity to present their papers during the seminar scheduled on 13th December 2020.


Authors are requested to adhere to the following guidelines to facilitate the –

  1. Abstract Submission:
  1. Full-Length Paper Submission:

Authors are requested to send their full papers to by 5th December 2020.





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