A three-day conference on gender equality will be held in Goa from February 9. Leading experts, policymakers and prominent international personalities will participate in the conference. The conference will be the part of the third edition of the ‘Difficult Dialogues’ forum, an annual conference tackling the most vital issues facing South Asia. This time the forum is holding the conference entitled ‘Gender equality for everyone’s benefit’.
The conference will be inaugurated by Goa governor Smt Mridula Sinha on February 9. Surina Narula of difficult dialogue, Vice Chancellor Goa University Prof. Varun Sahi and Professor Sarah Hawkes (UCL Institute for Global Health) will address on the occasion.
The conference will be held in partnership with University College London (UCL), Goa University (GU) and the International Centre Goa (ICG).
As a part of the programming, several interactive workshops would also be held to supplement the panel discussions. Socio-political filmmakers Prakash Jha and Ketan Mehta, actors Nandita Das, Manisha Koirala and Deepa Sahi, transgender rights activist Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, women’s rights activist Vrinda Grover, eminent politicians Arif M Khan and Salman Khurshid, and Maharashtra’s first woman IPS officer Meeran Chaddha Borwankar will all share their views at the event.
NGOs such as Sneha from Mumbai, PLAN India, PHIA and the Consortium for Street Children are also organizing panel discussions at Difficult Dialogues.