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Exploring Inter-sectionalities and Development Paradigms in South Asia
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[Via Asha Kowtal]

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National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights
Wada Na Todo Abhiyan, Asia Dalit Rights Forum, Feminist Task
Force & Global Call to Action against Poverty

invite you for a Panel Discussion on
Exploring Inter-sectionalities and
Development Paradigms in South Asia context
Promoting social equity by dismantling issues relating to
caste, gender, age, disability & sexual orientation

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Welcome & Introduction: Asha Kowtal, NCDHR

Chair: Prof. Gay McDougall, American University / UN Expert on Minority Rights

Overview of development challenges in South Asia | Smita Narula, Human Rights activist

Challenges faced by older citizens in India: a struggle for dignity and rights |
Nikhil Dey, Pension Parishad, India

Findings from Women’s Tribunals on intersections and challenges of gender & climate change | Rosa G. Lizarde, Feminist Task Force / Global Call to Action against Poverty

Concerns of children: seeking policy guarantees | Abhinav Rawat, Nine is Mine Campaign, India

Promoting decision making amongst youth with regard to sexuality and development | Aparajita Dhar, Restless Development

Screening of documentary – 8 min film of Dalit women from South Asia

Gender based violence and exclusion of children | Shireen Miller, Save the Children

Intersections of caste and gender – discrimination faced by untouchable women in India | Julie Thekkudan, OXFAM

Open discussion – Charting recommendations for the 8th OWG session

Remarks: Prof. Mary Robinson, Mary Robinson Foundation (tbc)

Comments: Prof. Gay McDougall

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For more details, please contact Asha Kowtal at asha.kowtal@ncdhr.org.in

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