International Women’s Day Panel discussion - Gender equality: Reflections and Projections Presented by UKTA

Time:06:30 pm

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Date:08 March 2016
Time:06:30 pm
Organizer: ICCR
Location: London

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There is now a growing perception of greater equality among the sexes, with evidence that gender parity has been achieved in some countries. One of the reasons for this is probably the high rating given to some countries in Gender Development Index and the Gender Empowerment Index. While for some women these perceptions and beliefs may be true, they certainly do not reflect the reality of all or even of the majority of women in many regions. Although women remain greatly disadvantaged in a number of domains, there is, more importantly, a continued acceptance of norms of subservience by women as well as men indicating the deeply embedded challenge of social change. The panel of speakers will review progress made in recent years and will explore the cultural, economic, social and political dimensions of gender equality. They will examine the key barriers that have stood in the way of realizing that foresight and the stated commitment by individuals, policy-makers and practitioners alike.

  • Prof. Nirmala Rao, OBE - Nirmala is Pro-Director (Learning and Teaching) at SOAS, University of London. She has published extensively in the field of urban governance and has served as an advisor to a range of bodies including the UK Audit Commission and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM). She currently serves as a Trustee of the Learning from Experience Trust, and is a member of the Governing Bodies of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, and the Institute of Education, University of London.
  • Dr Monika Nangia - Monika is a senior Administrator at the University of West London having previously worked at King’s College London and University of Westminster. She has over 15 years of experience in various senior management positions across the UK Higher Education sector.
  • Satvi Vepa – Satvi works as solicitor in the transactional tax department of International law firm, Pinsent Masons LLP. She graduated with a degree in Law from SOAS.
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