Time: 02.30 PM IST
Topic: Women as Peacemaker in Conflict Resolution
Dr. Priyamvadha Professor
Department of Criminology
Head Department of Women‘s Studies University of Madras, Chennai
Dr. Priyamvadha elaborated the facts about International and Non-International armed conflict violence /abuse. She also put forward the violence against women happening in the armed forces. Her definitions for terrorism, armed forces and conflict were extraordinarily explained. The speaker , in her conclusion spoke about conflicts resolution, Conflict Management Styles, Methods of peacemaking and the Role of women in peacemaking . On the whole the session was thought provoking.
Date : 02.03.2023 Time: 02.30 PM IST
Topic : Mental Health of Women
Dr. V. Smitha Ruckmani Associate Professor & Head Department of Clinical Psychology Institute of Mental Health Kilpauk, Chennai
Dr. Smitha Ruckmani elaborated the concept of therapeutic intervention with the ideas of recovery, healthy ways to deal with stress and handling adolescence. The speaker emphasised that there is lack of availability in resources offered to women in the society. She also suggested few steps to promote women’s health by extending the development policies to protect and promote women’s mental health which is extremely crucial.
Date: 03.03.2023 Time: 02.30 PM IST
Topic: Challenges of Women in Research
Dr. P. Vasundhra Scientist E
Centre for Engineering Analysis and Design
Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment DRDO, Avadi
Dr. Vasundhara spoke about the challenges that women face in the field of research due to gender bias. It is found to be the main obstacle as women are often subjected to unconscious bias. She also strongly registered her unhappiness saying that women are underestimated and their contributions stay undervalued. Her tips for the improvement of representation and success of women in research is the highlight of the session. The speaker also explained about various funding agencies for women in India.
Date: 04.03.2023 Time: 02.30 PM IST
Topic: Women with disability: Rights and Challenges
Resource Person :
Dr. Latha Rajendran Principal & Correspondent
Dr. MGR Institute of Special Education and Research Chennai
Dr. Latha Rajendran stole the show with her power packed lecture delivery on various disabilities that are identified according to RPWD act 2016. According to her, women with disabilities are often pushed to the extreme margins and experience profound discriminations. Her talk also included the government measures that are into action to prevent the offences against women with disabilities.
Time: 02.30 PM IST
Topic: Gender Dimensions of Biodiversity Conversation
Resource Person: Dr. Jayshree Vencatesan Managing Trustee, Care Earth Trust
Director, TN Women‘s Development Corporation Chennai
Dr. Jayashree Venkatesan conveyed a very special and unforgettable message on ”Gender Dimen- sions of Biodiversity Conversation”. She put forward her thoughts on Women and Violence with many real time examples and had also taught the audience the techniques to encounter violence against women. She said that even progressive Nations do have a comparatively lesser literacy rate of women which is to be noted. She added that human’s protecting nature is sceptical and the gender is only a social attribute.
Time: 02.30 PM IST
Topic: The Health and Wellness of today‘s women
Dr. Geetha Rajan MD., Specialist in OBGY, Laproscopy
Retd. Senior Specialist, Heavy Vehicles Factory Hospital Ministry of Defence, Avadi, Chennai
Dr. Geetha Rajan’s address to the audience was completely delightful and thoughtful. Her focus was on the health and wellness of today’s women . She has adviced that every powerful women should take care of physical health. She elaborated the difference at different stages of life and treatment. Exercising regularly, Eating healthy, Reducng stress were the key points suggested by the speaker . She has explained about the cervical and ovarian cancer which is gradually developing day by day.
Nearly 200 participants from various parts of the world have actively participated in the talk series.