CfP: Conference on Crimes against Women at UILS, Panjab University, Chandigarh [Jan 24]: Submit by Dec 31

By: Uils_PD | 18 Dec 2019 4:45 PM

University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh is conducting a conference on Crimes Against Women: Issues and Remedies on Jan 24, 2020.

About the Conference

Women and girls in South Asia are born into a social and cultural system steeped in inequality and discrimination. They receive an unfair share of opportunities, attention to and resources from the moment of their conception. Crime against women has been a bane of India’s development efforts and contribute to about 10% of all the crimes. Common forms of violence against women in India include acts such as domestic abuse, sexual assault, and murder.

Official statistics from the National Crimes Record Bureau (NCRB) reveal a trend of rising crimes against women. Cultural practices in India such as dowry, child marriage, sati, devadasi tradition and Ill treatment of widows enhance the girls and women’s vulnerability to the experience of violence. Gender differential treatment in nutrition, health care, education, mobility and other life opportunities places girls’ and women at a higher risk of violence of all kinds.

India has also been a party to several international human rights conventions like Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), 1979 and has prompted legal reforms, new legislations, beefing up of institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women and instituting policies that seek to address women’s vulnerability in various arenas.

The very survival of our faith in India’s democracy rests on facilitating a legal and public institutional system that actively encourages and supports the agency of women and their freedom. To ensure this, it is morally imperative for the police to act professionally and follow due process on matters of all crimes against women; and for lawyers and judges to turn up in court and do their jobs well.

This conference is being organised to discuss the issues and remedies of the same.

Call for Papers

Research papers are invited from the academicians, practitioners, research scholars and students on the issues related to the themes. The quality based selected papers will be published in the form of a Book with International Standards Book Number. Only full papers submitted on or before the deadline shall be considered for publication. The authors of selected abstracts will be given an opportunity to present their papers during various sessions on the day of the seminar.

About The Organizer

University Institute of Legal Studies (UILS) is a constituent department of Panjab University. The Legal Aid Society, University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh in collaboration with National Commission for Women is delighted to host a One Day National Conference on Crimes against Women: Issues and Remedies.



Submission Details

Delegates are requested to adhere to the following guidelines to facilitate the submission process.

Abstract Submission

Delegates are requested to send an abstract of 200 to 300 words as an attachment in a soft copy in word document with the following information to latest by December 31, 2019.

  • Name of the delegate(s)
  • Designation/Institution Details/Occupation
  • Address and Email id
  • Title of the abstract
  • Abstract

Selected abstracts shall be acknowledged latest by January 2, 2020.

Submission of full-length paper

  • Paper shall be original, relevant and clear. (Plagiarism allowed- 10%).
  • Format and Specifications required:
  • Font: Times New Roman, 12pt, 1.5 spacing
  • Footnote: Times New Roman, 10pt., 1.0 spacing
  • Alignment: Justified
  • Sheet: A4 Size with 1’’ Margin on all sides
  • Citation: ILI Style of Citation
  • Length: Max. 4000 words (exclusive of footnotes)

Delegates are requested to send their full papers to on or before January 19, 2020.


  • No TA/DA will be provided to delegates.
  • Delegates have to arrange their own accommodation.
  • No paper shall be deemed to be read.

Important Dates

Release of Brochure: 18.12.2019
Last Date of Submission of Abstracts: 31.12.2019
Date of Release of Selected Abstracts: 03.01.2019
Last date of submission of registration fee: 10.01.2020
Last date for submission of Paper: 19.01.2020
Date of Conference: 24.01.2020

Registration Fee

  1. For Academicians/NGOs: Rs. 1000
  2. For Research scholars/UG/PG Students: Rs. 500
  3. For every Additional author: Rs. 500

Mode of Payment

The registration fee should be sent on or before January 10, 2020 in the form of a demand draft, made in favor of Director, UILS, Panjab University, Chandigarh, payable at Chandigarh.

The demand draft should be sent to:

Dr. Amita Verma / Dr. Karan Jawanda,
Assistant Professor, University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University,
Chandigarh – 160014

Or through transfer made online at:

Beneficiary Name: Director, UILS
Current Account Number: 10444979993
IFSC Code: SBIN0000742

Screenshot of the receipt to be mailed to on or before January 10, 2020.

For registration fill the form available online at this link or form attached to the brochure.


Student Co-ordinators:

Ms. Hemlata (9466163637)
Mr. Arpit Bansal (8690004900)

Joint Student Co-ordinators:

Ms. Nandita (9877495481)
Ms. Sanighdha

Or drop an email at

Click here for the brochure.


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