Addressing Human Trafficking in the Wake of a Disaster
Book Discussion on ‘Disaster and Human Trafficking‘ by Prof Mondira Dutta
#IMPRI Center for Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development (CECCSD), IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi, invites you to an IMPRI #WebPolicyTalk:
A Book Discussion on ‘Disaster and Human Trafficking‘ by Prof Mondira Dutta:
Addressing Human Trafficking in the Wake of a Disaster
Details of the #WebPolicyTalk:
Date: October 12, 2021
Time: 4:00 p.m. IST
Platform: Zoom and Facebook Live
Author and Speaker:
Prof Mondira Dutta
Founder Chairperson and Professor (Retd.), Centre for Inner Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi
Mondira Dutta has a teaching and research experience spanning over four decades, she has been the Founder Chairperson of the Centre for Inner Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India. Her research focuses on gender studies, disaster research and human security. Her research is based on the varied experiences collected from her widely travelled field visits among the various remote areas of South Asia including Afghanistan, Central Asia and other parts of the world. She has been an ICSSR (Indian Council of Social Science Research) Senior Fellow at the Special Centre for Disaster Research, JNU. She has been the India Chair at Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland sponsored by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations for a semester in Apr, 2019. She was awarded the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’, in 2009 at the International Congress of Women for Justice, Equality, Peace and Progress, sponsored jointly by the United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan.
As a Consultant to UN Women, her work on Human Trafficking is widely acclaimed. Her most recent study as a Consultant cum Senior Researcher to the UN Women was on the ‘Socio Economic Impact of COVID-19—Gender Perspectives’ (a forthcoming publication) in collaboration with NITI Aayog, October 2020. She was the team leader for the evaluation study on the “Anti-trafficking Measures on Human Trafficking in South Asia, 2000 to 2009” with UN Women. Her study on ‘Mapping Vulnerability to Trafficking of Women and Children in India’ was sponsored by UN Women and the National Commission for Women in 2011. The study on ‘Community Based Preventive Measures to Trafficking of Women and Girls in India’ was sponsored by the UN Women in 2013.
She has been the National Advisor to the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India from Aug 2011 to Dec 2011 for developing the National Strategy on anti-trafficking measures. Her evaluation study based on the primary survey entitled, ‘Indian Initiatives for Afghan Women’ sponsored by the Ministry of External Affairs in November 2010, was widely acclaimed. She has been a Consultant to several national and international organizations such as the UN Women, British Council, Ford Foundation, NOVIB (The Netherlands), The World Bank, International Human Rights Commission – Geneva, Human Rights Commission (Maldives), as well as the government of India’s Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Women and Child Development and the National Commission for Women.
Among her publications, the latest is the authored book on ‘Disaster and Human Trafficking’, published by Springer in July 2021. ISBN 978-981-16-1630-3 (eBook). The book is based on rich field visits undertaken from 2003 to 2018 and explores the complexities and vulnerabilities in Human Trafficking from various perspectives.
Prof V. K. Malhotra
Member Secretary, Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi
Professor V.K. Malhotra is presently Member Secretary, Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi.
Professor Malhotra is a Professor of Economics and has served C.C.S University, Meerut as Professor as well as Head, Department of Economics; Coordinator Admissions, Examinations and Evaluation, and as part of the Team of Dean Students’ Welfare. He has supervised theses/dissertations of eight Ph.D scholars and more than forty M.Phil scholars. His research interests include Governance and Economic Development, Corporate Governance and Performance of various industries, Intellectual Property Rights and India’s concerns, Foreign Trade and Investments etc. He has done UGC sponsored major research project on ‘Governance and Development: A Study of Major States of India’ and his own Ph.D. work has been on ‘Economics of Fertiliser Subsidies’. He has a number of papers in reputed national/international journals in areas of his interest. He has to his credit a book entitled ‘Economics of Education’ which is prescribed by many universities. He is on the Board of Indian Council of World Affairs, and a Visitor’s nominee to the Court of Jawahar Lal Nehru University, Delhi. He is also a Member of the Board of many renowned Social Science Research Institutes of the country and is also part of the Executive of many International Research Bodies/Associations.
Anju Dubey Pandey
Specialist, Ending Violence against Women, and Team Lead, Gender-Responsive Governance, UN Women India
Anju Dubey Pandey is the Specialist (Ending Violence Against Women) and Team Lead (Gender Responsive Governance ) UN Women India Office. She brings with her over 21 years of experience in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment, with a particular focus on ending violence against women and girls; gender-responsive planning and budgeting; and promoting women’s leadership. As a feminist, humanist and a gender trainer, she firmly believes that women and girls’ voice, choice, agency, safety, and freedom must be central to all transformative change. She has designed and led multiple programmes at global, national, sub-national and local levels contributing to generating evidenced research and data; informing and influencing laws and policies; capacity building of multiple partners and stakeholders; and designing innovative communication campaigns for social norm and behavioural change. Prior to joining UN women in 2011, she was heading the Gender Training Institute, the first of its kind in India. She holds an M Phil in Political Science from Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has published several books and training manuals, including the first gender training manual for law enforcement agencies in India. Anju loves travelling with her family, gardening and her pet, Milo.
Dr Bijayalaxmi Nanda
Acting Principal, Miranda House, University Of Delhi
Editor, Business & Management, Economics, Law, Statistics, Political Science, Springer India
Registration Deadline Time - 12:00 AM