Patriarchy in the 21st Century: Challenges and the Way Forward amid COVID-19
The State of Gender Equality – #GenderGaps with Dr Indu Prakash Singh on Patriarchy in the 21st Century: Challenges and the Way Forward amid COVID-19 by Zakia Soman
Greetings from the Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), New Delhi!
On behalf of the Gender Impact Studies Center (GISC) at IMPRI, GenDev Centre for Research and Innovation and Delhi Post News, we invite you to a IMPRI #WebPolicyTalk –
The State of Gender Equality
#GenderGaps with Dr Indu Prakash Singh
Details of the #WebPolicyTalk:
Date: November 6, 2020; Friday
Time: 18:15 IST (GMT+5:30)
Platform: Zoom and Facebook live
Zakia Soman, Founder, Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan; Head, Peace and Human Security, ActionAid
Zakia Soman believes in and strives for a just, fair and equitable world. She is the Co-Founder of Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan which works for Muslim womens’ citizenship rights and for gender justice in Islam. She is the Founder of Centre for Peace Studies hosted by Action Aid which is engaged in knowledge activism for peace and justice, religious tolerance, pluralism and rights of minorities. She is on the India Core Committee of SAAPE – South Asian Alliance for Poverty Eradication that engages on issues of poverty regionally across different South Asian countries. She served on the Organizing Committee of Peoples’ SAARC in Kathmandu in 2006 and in Colombo in 2008. She received the Outstanding Women Achievers’ award from the National Commission for Women in 2014. She was featured in BBC’s 100 Fearless Women [100 Bekhauf Andolankari Auratein] in November, 2015. As petitioner, she won the legal case wherein the Bombay High Court ordered women to be allowed entry into the Haji Ali Dargah in a landmark ruling in 2016. She was petitioner in the triple talaq matter in the Supreme Court and campaigned extensively for its abolition. In its verdict of 22nd August, 2017, the Supreme Court set triple talaq aside.
Zakia works, writes, represents on issues concerning minorities, women’s rights, human rights, pluralism and diversity, religious tolerance at different deliberations globally and in India. She has authored two books and writes regularly on these issues for various publications. In a period spanning over 30 years she has taught Business Communication at the SJVM College of Gujarat University, been an editor in a leading publication, headed the education program of a global technology company, been whole-time director in a management consulting company and a director in a voluntary organisation.
Dr Indu Prakash Singh, Facilitator, CityMakers Mission International
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