CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF SOCIAL SYSTEMS
SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY
cordially invites you to the
07th DECEMBER, 2023 at SSS II,
ROOM 013, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Gender-Based Violence and Humanitarian Crisis: Human rights and development perspectives
Abstract: Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is a global problem that involves physical, sexual and psychological harm against women. In India, its high prevalence is connected to gender inequalities that are deep-rooted in the imbalance of power relations among gender. The present qualitative empirical study was conducted in the textile industries in Tirupur, an industrial city in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. The research elicited responses on questions corresponding to various forms and types of abuses, causes of abuses, consequences of abuses as well as discussion on the resources available to protect victims, prevent abuse and the barriers to seeking help. The research also sought responses to ways to promote institutional practices that might facilitate appropriate interventions. The study results revealed that the causes of the existence of gender inequalities are associated with themes of: ignorance, poverty, and harmful beliefs related to stereotypical gender expectations. The study results provide recommendations for the reduction of violence against women and teen girls, including interventions to increase protection against GBV. Furthermore, the research highlights the need to safeguard victimized individuals, families and communities, and improve help for protection to protect women and uphold dignity. The findings of the study contribute to a multisectoral approach that addresses justice, health and education for women.
Sigamani Panneer is Professor of Public Policy at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Formerly, he was Dean, School of Behavioural Sciences & Head and Professor Department of Social Work, Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur. He has been a Visiting Research Professor at the School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, USA; Visiting Professor, Jishou University, China; Guest Professor, Tianjin University of Finance and Economics, Tianjin, China ad Visiting Professor, Department of Management Studies, Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), Tirupattur. He has authored articles of national and international repute published by Macmillan Publishers Ltd, Sage, Springer Nature, Wiley, Economic and Political Weekly and other Internationally reputed journals. He is recipient of prestigious Raman fellowship (Singh-Obama initiatives) hosted at the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota (Twin Cities Campus), Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He has conducted research projects funded by Indian Council of Social Science Research, Indian Council of Medical Research, University of Minnesota, USA and University Grants Commission (UGC) through United States- India Educational Foundation (USIEF). He has conducted research in various areas relating to climate change, disaster management, new public health management, public private partnerships in healthcare, occupational health and women’s health.