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					                  Draft Agenda for Plenary Session: Women’s Empowerment and Livelihoods
                          Jacaranda Hall-1, India Habitat Centre, (25th October, 2005)

                          Theme : Women Empowerment
        Time                  Session Particulars                                              Speaker/s
From      To
9.40      9.45    Welcome and Introduction                             Management Consultant
9.45        11:45 Session –I : Position Paper on Status of Women
                  Empowerment
                  Chair Person : Dr. Kiran Bedi, IPS
                  Panel : Dr. Pam Rajput, Professor, Punjab University
                   Ms. Malini Bhattacharya, Member, National
                   Commission for Women
                   Status of Women empowerment in Poorest Areas          Dr. Neelam Gorhe, Chairperson, SAK, Maharashtra
                   focusing of VAW, Rights and policies as stated in
                   the MDG and Beijing conference
                   Status of Women empowerment in Poorest Areas          V. Radha, IAS, Director General Yashada, Pune
                   focusing on mainstreaming of Gender through
                   empowerment and access
                   Comments from Panel and Question and Answer
                   Summing up by chair
                   Tea
                   Session –II : Gender in Environment and Natural
                   Resources Management
                   Chair Person – Dr. Mukund Ghare, Chairman,
                   AFARM
                   Panelist : AVM S Sahani, Senior Advisor,
                   Development Alternatives
                   Sara Ahmed, IIM, Ahmadabad,
11.45     12.15    Paper presentation on Role of Women in Natural        Ms. B. Pratima, Consultant
                   Resource Management: Challenges and
                   Opportunities
12.15     12.45    Comments from Panel and Question and Answer
12.45     13.00    Summing up by Chair
13.10     14.00    Lunch
                   Session –III: Women’s reproductive health and
                   its impact on livelihoods
                   Panel - Ms. Imrana Qadeer , Professor Centre of
                   Social Medicine and Community Health , JNU
                   Dr. Meera Shiva from VAHI
                   Dr. Saroj Pachori*, PSI
14.00     14.30    Paper Presentation on Women’s reproductive health     Ms.Sunaina Walia, ICRW
                   and its impact on livelihoods
14.30     15.20    Comments from Panel and Question and Answer
15.20     15.35    Summing up by Chair
15.35     15.45    Tea
                   Session –IV ; Trafficking and VAW and its impact
                   on Livelihoods
                   Chair : Ms. Indira Jaising, Padmashree, Chairperson
                   Lawyers Collective
                   Panel :
                   Dr. Samarjit Jana Care India,
                   Dr. Rakesh Chandra, HoD, Gender Department,
                   Lucknow University
                   Loveleen Kacker, IAS
                   Joint Secretary Women and Child
                   Dr. Sulochana Vasudeven Executive Director Swa
                   Shakti Programme
15.45     16.15    Paper presentation on Trafficking and VAW and its     Ms. Nandita Baruah, USAID
                   impact on Livelihoods
16.15     16.45    Comments from Panel and Question and Answer
16.45     17.00    Summing up by Chair

				
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